La Reina

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La Reina
City and Commune
In the background, Cerro Provincia (left) and the Cerro San Ramon (centre)
In the background, Cerro Provincia (left) and the Cerro San Ramon (centre)
Flag
Flag
Coat of arms
Coat of arms
Map of La Reina commune within Greater Santiago
La Reina within Greater Santiago
Location in Chile
Location in Chile
La Reina
Location in Chile
Coordinates: 33°27′S 70°33′W / 33.450°S 70.550°W / -33.450; -70.550Coordinates: 33°27′S 70°33′W / 33.450°S 70.550°W / -33.450; -70.550
Country Chile
Region Santiago Metro.
Province Santiago
Government[1][2]
 • Type Municipality
 • Alcalde Raúl Donckaster Fernández (PDC)
Area[3]
 • Total 23.4 km2 (9.0 sq mi)
Population (2002 Census)[3]
 • Total 96,762
 • Density 4,100/km2 (11,000/sq mi)
 • Urban 96,762
 • Rural 0
Sex[3]
 • Men 44,293
 • Women 52,469
Time zone CLT[4] (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) CLST[5] (UTC-3)
Area code(s) 56 +
Website Municipality of La Reina
For other uses, see Reina (disambiguation).

La Reina (Spanish: "The queen") is a commune of Chile located in Santiago Province, Santiago Metropolitan Region. It was originally the Larraín family ranch; the corruption of the Larraín surname gives the area its unusual name. It was created in 1963 from an eastern portion of the Ñuñoa commune. It consistently ranks in the top five communes with the best quality of life in the Metropolitan Region.

La Reina is a leafy, residential commune, inhabited by mostly mid to upper-mid income families, with certain areas inhabited by mid-low (Villa La Reina) and high-income (La Reina Alta, towards the east) groups. A small airport —Aerodrómo Eulogio Sánchez Errázuriz (better known as Tobalaba)— is located on the southern part. The military recently opened its new hospital complex along the commune's main avenue Avenida Larraín.

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2002 census of the National Statistics Institute, La Reina spans an area of 23.4 km2 (9 sq mi) and has 96,762 inhabitants (44,293 men and 52,469 women), making the commune an entirely urban area. The population grew by 4.7% (4,352 persons) between the 1992 and 2002 censuses.[3] The 2006 projected population was 96,551.[6][not in citation given]

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Notable residents[edit]

Administration[edit]

As a commune, La Reina 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 Luís Montt Dubournais (RN).[1][2]

Within the electoral divisions of Chile, La Reina is represented in the Chamber of Deputies by Enrique Accorsi (PPD) and María Angélica Cristi (UDI) as part of the 24th electoral district, (together with Peñalolén). The commune is represented in the Senate by Soledad Alvear (PDC) and Pablo Longueira (UDI) as part of the 8th senatorial constituency (Santiago-East).

See also[edit]

  • The Grange School, Santiago - school located in the district
  • Andree English School, Santiago.
  • Colegio Las Américas, Santiago.
  • Colegio Madrigal, Santiago.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b (Spanish) "Asociación Chilena de Municipalidades". Retrieved 27 January 2011. 
  2. ^ a b (Spanish) "Municipality of La Reina". Retrieved 27 January 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c d (Spanish) "National Statistics Institute". Retrieved 13 December 2010. 
  4. ^ "Chile Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Retrieved 26 September 2010. 
  5. ^ "Chile Summer Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Retrieved 26 September 2010. 
  6. ^ a b (Spanish) "System of Regional Information". Ministry of Planning of Chile. Retrieved 13 September 2010. 
  7. ^ (Spanish) "Poverty in the Santiago Metropolitan Region" (PDF). Ministry of Planning of Chile. Archived from the original on August 24, 2007. 
  8. ^ (Spanish) "The Trajectories of Human Development in the Communes of Chile (1994-2003)" (PDF). Government of Chile, Mideplán. UNDP. Retrieved 13 September 2010. 

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