|City and Commune|
Location of Gorbea commune in the Araucanía Region
|• Alcalde||Guido Siegmund González (UDI)|
|• Total||694.5 km2 (268.1 sq mi)|
|Elevation||80 m (260 ft)|
|Population (2012 Census)|
|• Density||20/km2 (52/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CLT (UTC−4)|
|• Summer (DST)||CLST (UTC−3)|
|Area code(s)||56 + 45|
|Website||Municipality of Gorbea|
According to the 2002 census of the National Statistics Institute, Gorbea spans an area of 694.5 km2 (268 sq mi) and has 15,222 inhabitants (7,609 men and 7,613 women). Of these, 9,413 (61.8%) lived in urban areas and 5,809 (38.2%) in rural areas. Between the 1992 and 2002 censuses, the population grew by 3.9% (570 persons).
As a commune, Gorbea 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 Guido Siegmund González (UDI).
Within the electoral divisions of Chile, Gorbea is represented in the Chamber of Deputies by René Manuel García (RN) and Fernando Meza (PRSD) as part of the 52nd electoral district, (together with Cunco, Pucón, Curarrehue, Villarrica, Loncoche and Toltén). The commune is represented in the Senate by José Garcia Ruminot (RN) and Eugenio Tuma Zedan (PPD) as part of the 15th senatorial constituency (Araucanía-South).
- "Asociación Chilena de Municipalidades" (in Spanish). Retrieved 7 February 2011.
- "Municipality of Gorbea" (in Spanish). Retrieved 7 February 2011.
- "National Statistics Institute" (in Spanish). Retrieved 1 May 2010.
- (Spanish) Municipality of Gorbea