Concepción ( pronunciation (help·info)) is a Chilean city and commune belonging to the metropolitan area ofGreater Concepción, its one of the largest urban conurbations of Chile. The town of Concepcion has a significant impact on domestic tradebeing part of the region with most industrialization of the country and politically it has the second majority of representatives in the National Congress of Chile. Its location is in the called Zona CentroSur (Central South Zone), in the geographic center of the country,and it is the capital of the Concepción Provinceand VIII Bío Bío Region.
Greater Concepción (Gran Concepción, including Talcahuano, San Pedro de la Paz, Hualpén, Chiguayante, Penco,Tomé, Lota, Coronel, Hualqui and Concepción) is the second-largest conurbation in the country, with 945,650 inhabitants (2012 census). Individually, it is the 11th largest commune in the country, with a population of 229,665.