La Ligua

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La Ligua
City and Commune
Coat of arms
Coat of arms
Comuna de La Ligua.svg
Location in Chile
Location in Chile
La Ligua
Location in Chile
Coordinates: 32°27′S 71°13′W / 32.450°S 71.217°W / -32.450; -71.217Coordinates: 32°27′S 71°13′W / 32.450°S 71.217°W / -32.450; -71.217
Country Chile
Region Valparaíso
Province Petorca
Founded 1754
Government[1]
 • Type Municipality
 • Alcalde Rodrigo Sánchez Villalobos
Area[2]
 • Total 1,163.4 km2 (449.2 sq mi)
Elevation 126 m (413 ft)
Population (2012 Census)[2]
 • Total 32,131
 • Density 28/km2 (72/sq mi)
 • Urban 24,214
 • Rural 7,773
Sex[2]
 • Men 16,079
 • Women 15,908
Time zone CLT [3] (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) CLST [4] (UTC-3)
Area code(s) 56 + 33
Website Official website (Spanish)

La Ligua is a Chilean city and commune, capital of the Petorca Province in Valparaíso Region.

The city is known for its textile manufacturing and typical Chilean pastry production.

Demographics[edit]

According to data from the 2002 Census of Population and Housing, La Ligua had 31,987 inhabitants; of these, 24,214 (75.7%) lived in urban areas and 7,773 (24.3%) in rural areas. At that time, there were 16,079 men and 15,908 women.[2]

Administration[edit]

As a commune, La Ligua is a third-level administrative division of Chile administered by a communal council, headed by an alcalde who is directly elected every four years. The 2008-2012 alcalde is Rodrigo Sánchez Villalobos. The communal council has the following members:[1]

  • Sr. Hugo Díaz Tapia
  • Ana Ardiles Saavedra
  • María Teresa Cerda García
  • Marisol Leiva Cortés
  • Juan Yáñez Peña
  • Ernesto Molina Miranda

Within the electoral divisions of Chile, La Ligua belongs to the 10th electoral district and 5th senatorial constituency.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Municipality of La Ligua". Retrieved 28 July 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c d (Spanish) "National Statistics Institute". Retrieved 28 July 2010. 
  3. ^ "Chile Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Retrieved 2010-07-28. 
  4. ^ "Chile Summer Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Retrieved 2010-07-28. 

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