Estación Central

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For the railway station, see Estación Central railway station.
Estación Central
City and Commune
Collage of images from Estación Central
Collage of images from Estación Central
Coat of arms
Coat of arms
Map of Estación Central commune within Greater Santiago
Estación Central within Greater Santiago
Location in Chile
Location in Chile
Estación Central
Location in Chile
Coordinates (city): 33°28′S 70°42′W / 33.467°S 70.700°W / -33.467; -70.700Coordinates: 33°28′S 70°42′W / 33.467°S 70.700°W / -33.467; -70.700
Country Chile
Region Santiago Metro.
Province Santiago
Government[1] [2]
 • Type Municipality
 • Alcalde (UDI)
Area[3]
 • Total 14.1 km2 (5.4 sq mi)
Population (2002 Census)[3]
 • Total 130,394
 • Density 9,200/km2 (24,000/sq mi)
 • Urban 130,394
 • Rural 0
Sex[3]
 • Men 63,939
 • Women 66,455
Time zone CLT [4] (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) CLST [5] (UTC-3)
Area code(s) 56 +
Website Municipality of Estación Central

Estación Central ((Spanish pronunciation: [estaˈsjon senˈtɾal]), Spanish for "central station") is a commune of Chile located in Santiago Province, Santiago Metropolitan Region. Their namesake is the Estación Central railway station located in the commune.

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2002 census of the National Statistics Institute, Estación Central spans an area of 14.1 km2 (5 sq mi) and has 130,394 inhabitants (63,939 men and 66,455 women), making the commune an entirely urban area. The population fell by 7.5% (10,502 people) between the 1992 and 2002 censuses.[3] The 2006 population was projected to be 121,282 people.[6][not in citation given]

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Administration[edit]

As a commune, Estación Central 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 Rodrigo Delgado Mocarquier (UDI).[1][2]

Within the electoral divisions of Chile, Estación Central is represented in the Chamber of Deputies by Pepe Auth (PPD) and Mónica Zalaquett (UDI) as part of the 20th electoral district, which consists entirely of the Santiago commune. The commune is represented in the Senate by Guido Girardi Lavín (PPD) and Jovino Novoa Vásquez (UDI) as part of the 7th senatorial constituency (Santiago-West).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b (Spanish) "Asociación Chilena de Municipalidades". Retrieved 27 January 2011. 
  2. ^ a b (Spanish) "Municipality of Estación Central". Retrieved 27 January 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c d (Spanish) "National Statistics Institute". Retrieved 13 December 2010. 
  4. ^ "Chile Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Retrieved 13 September 2010. 
  5. ^ "Chile Summer Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Retrieved 13 September 2010. 
  6. ^ a b "System of Regional Information". Ministry of Planning of Chile. Retrieved 13 September 2010. 
  7. ^ (Spanish) "Poverty in the Santiago Metropolitan Region" (PDF). Ministry of Planning of Chile. Archived from the original on August 24, 2007. 
  8. ^ "The Trajectories of Human Development in the Communes of Chile (1994-2003)". Government of Chile, Mideplán. UNDP. Retrieved 13 September 2010. 

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