Encyclopædia Britannica, Ninth Edition/Talca

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TALCA, a town of Chili, capital of the province of Talca, is situated on the Claro, a tributary of the Maule, nearly due south of Santiago, with which it is connected by rail. The town has a lyceum and some woollen manufactures (especially of "ponchos"). In 1875 the population numbered 17,496, and in 1885 about 19,000.