City and Commune
Panorama view of Hualpén, the Amarillo Hill (foreground), ENAP oil refinery, and the Teta Biobío Norte Hill in background.
Coordinates (alcalde's office):
36°47′18″S 73°05′12″W / 36.78833°S 73.08667°W Coordinates: 36°47′18″S 73°05′12″W / 36.78833°S 73.08667°W
15 March 2004
[1 ] [2 ]
Alcalde Fabiola Lagos Lizama (
2 (20.7 sq mi)
21 m (69 ft)
(2012 Census) [3 ]
2 (4,400/sq mi)
hualpenino,-a) Hualpén's, Hualpennian, Walpennian
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Area code(s) 56 + 41
Official website (Spanish)
Hualpén (its pronunciation is: /wal'pen/) is a Chilean city and commune belonging to Concepción Province and the Biobío Region. It forms part of the conurbation of Greater Concepción. The commune spans an area of 53.5 km 2 (21 sq mi). [3 ]
Demographics [ edit ]
According to the 2002
census of the National Statistics Institute, Hualpén had 86,722 inhabitants. Of these, 85,928 (99.1%) lived in urban areas and 794 (0.9%) in rural areas. The population fell by 5.7% (5,239 persons) between the 1992 and 2002 censuses. [3 ]
Administration [ edit ]
As a commune, Hualpén is a third-level
administrative division of Chile administered by a municipal council, headed by an alcalde ("alcalde" in Spanish; alcalde and major, in English) who is directly elected every four years. The 2008-2012 major is Marcelo Rivera Arancibia ( PPD). [1 ] [2 ]
electoral divisions of Chile, Hualpén is represented in the Chamber of Deputies by Jorge Ulloa ( UDI) and Cristián Campos ( PDC) as part of the 43rd electoral district, (together with Talcahuano). The commune is represented in the Senate by Alejandro Navarro Brain ( MAS) and Hosain Sabag Castillo (PDC) as part of the 12th senatorial constituency (Biobío-Cordillera).
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ a b (Spanish) "Asociación Chilena de Municipalidades" . Retrieved 7 February 2011.
^ a b (Spanish) "Municipality of Hualpén" . Retrieved 7 February 2011.
^ a b c d "Territorial division of Chile" (PDF) . Retrieved 11 September 2010.
External links [ edit ]