Codegua

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Codegua
Commune
Map of the Codegua commune in the O'Higgins Region
Map of the Codegua commune in the O'Higgins Region
Location in Chile
Location in Chile
Codegua
Location in Chile
Coordinates: 34°02′05″S 70°40′07″W / 34.03472°S 70.66861°W / -34.03472; -70.66861Coordinates: 34°02′05″S 70°40′07″W / 34.03472°S 70.66861°W / -34.03472; -70.66861
Country Chile
Region O'Higgins Region
Province Cachapoal Province
Government[1]
 • Type Municipality
 • Alcalde Ana María Silva Gutierrez
Area[2]
 • Total 286.9 km2 (110.8 sq mi)
Elevation 536 m (1,759 ft)
Population (2002 Census)[2]
 • Total 12,495
 • Density 44/km2 (110/sq mi)
 • Urban 5,253
 • Rural 5,543
Sex[2]
 • Men 5,551
 • Women 5,245
Time zone CLT [3] (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) CLST [4] (UTC-3)
Area code(s) (+56) 72
Website Municipality of Codegua

Codegua is a Chilean commune and city in Cachapoal Province, O'Higgins Region. According to the 2002 census, the commune population was 10,796 and has an area of 286.9 km².[5]

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2002 census of the National Statistics Institute, Codegua has 10,796 inhabitants (5,551 men and 5,245 women). Of these, 5,253 (48.7%) lived in urban areas and 5,543 (51.3%) in rural areas. The population fell by 12.5% (1,196 persons) between the 1992 and 2002 censuses.[2]

Administration[edit]

Municipality

As a commune, Codegua 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 2008-2012 alcalde is Ana María Silva Gutierrez.[1]

Within the electoral divisions of Chile, Codegua is represented in the Chamber of Deputies by Mr. Eugenio Bauer (UDI) and Mr. Ricardo Rincón (PDC) as part of the 33rd electoral district, (together with Mostazal, Graneros, Machalí, Requínoa, Rengo, Olivar, Doñihue, Coinco, Coltauco, Quinta de Tilcoco and Malloa). 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 Codegua". Retrieved 10 November 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c d (Spanish) "National Statistics Institute". Retrieved 10 November 2010. 
  3. ^ "Chile Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Retrieved 26 September 2010. 
  4. ^ "Chile Summer Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Retrieved 26 September 2010. 
  5. ^ 2002 Census