Cunco, Chile

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Cunco
City and Commune
Cunco, Chile, 2006.jpg
Map of Carahue commune in the Araucanía Region
Map of Carahue commune in the Araucanía Region
Location in Chile
Location in Chile
Cunco
Location in Chile
Coordinates (city): 38°55′S 72°02′W / 38.917°S 72.033°W / -38.917; -72.033Coordinates: 38°55′S 72°02′W / 38.917°S 72.033°W / -38.917; -72.033
Country Chile
Region Araucanía
Province Cautín
Government[1]
 • Type Municipality
 • Alcalde Patricio Mittersteiner Garrido
Area[2]
 • Total 1,906.5 km2 (736.1 sq mi)
Elevation 364 m (1,194 ft)
Population (2012 Census)[2]
 • Total 15,628
 • Density 8.2/km2 (21/sq mi)
 • Urban 8,806
 • Rural 9,897
Sex[2]
 • Men 9,203
 • Women 9,500
Time zone CLT (UTC−4)
 • Summer (DST) CLST (UTC−3)
Area code(s) 56 + 45
Website Municipality of Cunco

Cunco is a Chilean commune and city in Cautín Province, Araucanía Region. The town is located 60 km southeast of the city of Temuco and 77 km west of Icalma International Pass.

The major geographical features of this commune are the Allipén River and the Colico Lake.

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2002 census of the National Statistics Institute, Cunco spans an area of 1,906.5 km2 (736 sq mi) and has 18,703 inhabitants (9,203 men and 9,500 women). Of these, 8,806 (47.1%) lived in urban areas and 9,897 (52.9%) in rural areas. The population grew by 2% (364 persons) between the 1992 and 2002 censuses.[2]

Administration[edit]

As a commune, Cunco is a third-level administrative division of Chile administered by a communal council, headed by an alcalde who is directly elected every four years. The 2008-2012 alcalde is Patricio Mittersteiner Garrido. The communal council has the following members:[1]

  • Osvaldo Inostroza Mora
  • Danilo Urrutia Cárcamo
  • Rene Sepulveda Ceballos
  • Patricio Oakley Oviedo
  • Cristian Moraga Lagos
  • Alfonso Coke Candia

Within the electoral divisions of Chile, Zapallar belongs to the 52nd electoral district and 15th senatorial constituency.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b (Spanish) "Municipality of Cunco". Retrieved 19 August 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c d (Spanish) "National Statistics Institute". Retrieved 13 December 2010. 

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