La Florida, Chile
|City and Commune|
Shopping Centre in La Florida
|Coordinates (city): Coordinates:|
|Founded||28 November 1899|
|• Total||70.8 km2 (27.3 sq mi)|
|Population (2002 Census)|
|• Density||5,200/km2 (13,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CLT  (UTC-4)|
|• Summer (DST)||CLST  (UTC-3)|
|Area code(s)||56 +|
|Website||Municipality of La Florida|
La Florida (Spanish pronunciation: [la floˈɾiða], Spanish for "the flowery") is a commune of Chile located in Santiago Province, Santiago Metropolitan Region. Inhabitants are mostly members of a new middle and upper-middle class.
According to the 2002 census of the National Statistics Institute, La Florida spans an area of 70.8 km2 (27 sq mi) and has 365,674 inhabitants (176,245 men and 189,429 women). Of these, 365,563 (100%) lived in urban areas and 111 (0%) in rural areas. The population grew by 11.2% (36,793 persons) between the 1992 and 2002 censuses. The projected 2006 population was 395,720.[not in citation given]
- Population below poverty line: 9.6% (2006)
- Regional quality of life index: 80.21, high, 13 out of 52 (2005)
- Human Development Index: 0.773, 27 out of 341 (2003)
As a commune, La Florida 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 2012-2016 alcalde is Rodolfo Carter (UDI)
Within the electoral divisions of Chile, La Florida is represented in the Chamber of Deputies by Gustavo Hasbun (UDI, again) and Carlos Montes (Socialist Party) as part of the 26th electoral district, which consists entirely of the La Florida commune. The commune is represented in the Senate by Ena von Baer (UDI, again) and Soledad Alvear (PDC) as part of the 8th senatorial constituency (Santiago-East).
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- (Spanish) Municipality of La Florida