Huara

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Huara
Commune
Map of Huara in Tarapacá Region
Map of Huara in Tarapacá Region
Location in Chile
Location in Chile
Huara
Location in Chile
Coordinates: 19°59′S 69°47′W / 19.983°S 69.783°W / -19.983; -69.783Coordinates: 19°59′S 69°47′W / 19.983°S 69.783°W / -19.983; -69.783
Country Chile
Region Tarapacá
Province Tamarugal
Government
 • Type Municipal council
Area[1]
 • Total 10,474.6 km2 (4,044.3 sq mi)
Population (2012 Census)[1]
 • Total 2,129
 • Density 0.20/km2 (0.53/sq mi)
 • Urban 0
 • Rural 2,599
Sex[1]
 • Male 1499
 • Female 1100
Time zone CLT [2] (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) CLST [3] (UTC-3)
Area code(s) (+56) 5
Website www.municipalidaddehuara.cl

Huara is a Chilean village and commune in Tamarugal Province, Tarapacá Region. It is located 45 km (28 mi) or (75 km (47 mi) by road) northeast of Iquique. The village is crossed by the Pan-American Highway and is the crossing point for the road that goes to Oruro in Bolivia. This road also serves as access to the Atacama Giant site and the Volcán Isluga National Park.

The commune also comprises the Pisagua and Tarapacá hamlets.

Huara was badly damaged during an earthquake in 2005.

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2002 census of the National Statistics Institute Huara had 2,599 inhabitants (1,499 men and 1,100 women), making it an entirely rural area. The population grew by 1.8% (627 persons) between the 1992 and 2002 censuses.[1]

Administration[edit]

As a commune, Huara is a third-level administrative division of Chile administered by a municipal council, headed by an alcalde who is directly elected every four years.

Within the electoral divisions of Chile, Huara is represented in the Chamber of Deputies by Mrs. Marta Isasi (Ind.) and Mr. Hugo Gutiérrez (PC) as part of the 2nd electoral district, which includes the entire Tarapacá 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]

  1. ^ a b c d (Spanish) National Statistics Institute
  2. ^ "Chile Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Retrieved 9 September 2010. 
  3. ^ "Chile Summer Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Retrieved 9 September 2010. 

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