Freirina

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Freirina
Town and Commune
Coat of arms
Coat of arms
Map of the commune of Freirina in the Atacama Region
Freirina is located in Chile
Freirina
Freirina
Location in Chile
Coordinates: 28°30′31″S 71°04′43″W / 28.50861°S 71.07861°W / -28.50861; -71.07861Coordinates: 28°30′31″S 71°04′43″W / 28.50861°S 71.07861°W / -28.50861; -71.07861
Country Chile
Region Atacama
Province Huasco
Government[1]
 • Type Municipality
 • Alcalde Roberto Bruzzone Galeb
Area[2]
 • Total 3,577.7 km2 (1,381.4 sq mi)
Elevation 102 m (335 ft)
Population (2012 Census)[2]
 • Total 6,038
 • Density 1.7/km2 (4.4/sq mi)
Sex[2]
 • Men 2,800
 • Women 2,866
Time zone CLT [3] (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) CLST [4] (UTC-3)
Area code(s) (+56) 51
Website imfreirina.cl

Freirina is a Chilean commune and town in Huasco Province, Atacama Region. The commune spans an area of 3,577.7 km2 (1,381 sq mi).[2]

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2002 census by the National Statistics Institute, Freirina had 5,666 inhabitants; of these, 3,469 (61.2%) lived in urban areas and 2,107 (38.8%) in rural areas. At that time, there were 2,800 men and 2,866 women. The population grew by 8.5% (445 persons) between the 1992 and 2002 censuses.[2]

Administration[edit]

As a commune, Freirina 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 Roberto Bruzzone Galeb.

Within the electoral divisions of Chile, Freirina is represented in the Chamber of Deputies by Mr. Alberto Robles (PRSD) and Mr. Giovanni Calderón (UDI) as part of the 6th electoral district, (together with Caldera, Tierra Amarilla, Vallenar, Huasco and Alto del Carmen). The commune is represented in the Senate by Isabel Allende Bussi (PS) and Baldo Prokurica Prokurica (RN) as part of the 3rd senatorial constituency (Atacama Region).

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Spanish) "Municipality of Freirina". Retrieved 2013-09-11. 
  2. ^ a b c d e (Spanish) "National Statistics Institute". Retrieved 2013-09-11. 
  3. ^ "Chile Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Retrieved 2010-07-29. 
  4. ^ "Chile Summer Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Retrieved 2010-07-29.