Camiña

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Camiña
Commune
Coat of arms
Coat of arms
Map of Camiña in Tarapacá Region
Map of Camiña in Tarapacá Region
Location in Chile
Location in Chile
Camiña
Location in Chile
Coordinates: 19°18′46″S 69°25′34″W / 19.31278°S 69.42611°W / -19.31278; -69.42611Coordinates: 19°18′46″S 69°25′34″W / 19.31278°S 69.42611°W / -19.31278; -69.42611
Country Chile
Region Tarapacá
Province Tamarugal
Government
 • Type Municipality
Area[1]
 • Total 2,200.2 km2 (849.5 sq mi)
Elevation 2,406 m (7,894 ft)
Population (2012 census)[1]
 • Total 1,156
 • Density 0.53/km2 (1.4/sq mi)
 • Urban 0
 • Rural 1,275
Sex[1]
 • Men 676
 • Women 599
Time zone CLT [2] (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) CLST [3] (UTC-3)
Area code(s) (+56) 5

Camiña is a Chilean commune and village in El Tamarugal Province, Tarapacá Region. According to the 2002 census, the commune population was 1,275 and has an area of 2,200.2 km2 (850 sq mi).[1]

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2002 census of the National Statistics Institute, Camiña had 1,275 inhabitants (676 men and 599 women), making it an entirely rural area. The population fell by 10.3% (147 persons) between the 1992 and 2002 censuses.[1]

Administration[edit]

As a commune, Camiña is a third-level administrative division of Chile administered by a municipal council, headed by an alcalde who is directly elected every four years.

Within the electoral divisions of Chile, Camiña is represented in the Chamber of Deputies by Mrs. Marta Isasi (Ind.) and Mr. Hugo Gutiérrez (PC) as part of the 2nd electoral district, which includes the entire Tarapacá Region.The commune is represented in the Senate by Fulvio Rossi Ciocca (PS) and Jaime Orpis Bouchon (UDI) as part of the 1st senatorial constituency (Arica and Parinacota Region and Tarapacá Region).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e (Spanish) National Statistics Institute
  2. ^ "Chile Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Retrieved 2010-07-28. 
  3. ^ "Chile Summer Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Retrieved 2010-07-28.