Chépica

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Chépica
Town and Commune
Map of the Chépica commune in O'Higgins Region
Map of the Chépica commune in O'Higgins Region
Location in Chile
Location in Chile
Chépica
Location in Chile
Coordinates (town): 34°44′S 71°17′W / 34.733°S 71.283°W / -34.733; -71.283Coordinates: 34°44′S 71°17′W / 34.733°S 71.283°W / -34.733; -71.283
Country Chile Chile
Region O'Higgins Region O'Higgins
Province Colchagua Province Colchagua
Government[1]
 • Type Municipality
 • Alcalde Rebeca Cofré Calderón
Area[2]
 • Total 503.4 km2 (194.4 sq mi)
Elevation 182 m (597 ft)
Population (2012 Census)[2]
 • Total 14,425
 • Density 29/km2 (74/sq mi)
 • Urban 6,949
 • Rural 6,908
Sex[2]
 • Men 7,100
 • Women 6,757
Time zone CLT [3] (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) CLST [4] (UTC-3)
Area code(s) country 56 + city 72
Website www.municipalidadchepica.cl

Chépica is a Chilean town and commune in Colchagua Province, O'Higgins Region.

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2002 census of the National Statistics Institute, Chépica spans an area of 503.4 km2 (194 sq mi) and has 13,857 inhabitants (7,100 men and 6,757 women). Of these, 6,949 (50.1%) lived in urban areas and 6,908 (49.9%) in rural areas. The population fell by 1.7% (244 persons) between the 1992 and 2002 censuses.[2]

Administration[edit]

As a commune, Chépica is a third-level administrative division of Chile administered by a municipal council, headed by an alcalde who is directly elected every four years. The 2012-16 alcalde is Rebeca Cofré Calderón.[1]

Within the electoral divisions of Chile, Chépica is represented in the Chamber of Deputies by Mr. Ramón Barros (UDI) and Mr. Juan Carlos Latorre (PDC) as part of the 35th electoral district, (together with Placilla, Nancagua, Santa Cruz, Lolol, Pumanque, Palmilla, Peralillo, Navidad, Litueche, La Estrella, Pichilemu, Marchihue and Paredones). The commune is represented in the Senate by Andrés Chadwick Piñera (UDI) and Juan Pablo Letelier Morel (PS) as part of the 9th senatorial constituency (O'Higgins Region).

References[edit]

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