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General Lagos is Chile's northernmost commune in Parinacota Province, Arica and Parinacota Region. Visviri its capital.
The area, once part of
Peru, was captured by Chilean forces in the War of the Pacific by its namesake and commander of Chilean troops in the Battle of Arica, General Pedro Lagos.
Tacora volcano lies in this commune.
Demographics [ edit ]
According to the 2002
census of the National Statistics Institute, General Lagos had 1,179 inhabitants (761 men and 418 women), all listed as living in rural areas. The population grew by 16.5% (167 persons) between the 1992 and 2002 censuses. [2 ]
Administration [ edit ]
As a commune, General Lagos 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 Gregorio Mendoza Chura.
electoral divisions of Chile, General Lagos is represented in the Chamber of Deputies by Mr. Nino Baltolu ( UDI) and Mr. Orlando Vargas ( PPD) as part of the 1st electoral district, which includes the entire Arica and Parinacota Region.The commune is represented in the Senate by Fulvio Rossi Ciocca ( PS) and Jaime Orpis Bouchon ( UDI) as part of the 1st senatorial constituency ( Arica and Parinacota Region and Tarapacá Region).
References [ edit ]
^ (Spanish) "Municipality of General Lagos" . Retrieved 31 October 2010.
^ a b c d (Spanish) Instituto Nacional de Estadísticas
^ "Chile Time". WorldTimeZones.org . Retrieved 2010-07-29.
^ "Chile Summer Time". WorldTimeZones.org . Retrieved 2010-07-29.
External links [ edit ]