Laguna Blanca, Chile

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Laguna Blanca
Commune
Entering Morro Chico, the second largest settlement in the municipality of Laguna Blanca
Entering Morro Chico, the second largest settlement in the municipality of Laguna Blanca
Location in the Magallanes y la Antártica Chilena Region
Location in the Magallanes y la Antártica Chilena Region
Location in Chile
Location in Chile
Laguna Blanca
Location in Chile
Coordinates (commune): 52°15′S 71°55′W / 52.250°S 71.917°W / -52.250; -71.917Coordinates: 52°15′S 71°55′W / 52.250°S 71.917°W / -52.250; -71.917
Country Chile
Region Magallanes
Province Magallanes
Government[1][2]
 • Type Municipality
 • Alcalde Eleazar Ritter Rodríguez (UDI)
Area[3]
 • Total 3,695.6 km2 (1,426.9 sq mi)
Elevation 572 m (1,877 ft)
Population (2012 Census)[3]
 • Total 208
 • Density 0.056/km2 (0.15/sq mi)
 • Urban 0
 • Rural 663
Sex[3]
 • Men 563
 • Women 100
Time zone CLT [4] (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) CLST [5] (UTC-3)
Area code(s) 56 + 61
Website Municipality of Laguna Blanca

Laguna Blanca is a Chilean commune located in Magallanes Province and Region. The commune is administered by the municipality in Villa Tehuelches, that is the major settlement in the whole commune.

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2002 census of the National Statistics Institute, Laguna Blanca spans an area of 3,695.6 km2 (1,427 sq mi) and has 663 inhabitants (563 men and 100 women), making the commune an entirely rural area. The population fell by 23.5% (204 persons) between the 1992 and 2002 censuses.[3]

Administration[edit]

As a commune, Laguna Blanca 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 Eleazar Ritter Rodríguez (UDI).[1][2]

Within the electoral divisions of Chile, Laguna Blanca is represented in the Chamber of Deputies by Carolina Goic (PDC) and Miodrag Marinovic (Ind.) as part of the 60th electoral district, which includes the entire Magallanes y la Antártica Chilena Region. The commune is represented in the Senate by Carlos Bianchi Chelech (Ind.) and Pedro Muñoz Aburto (PS) as part of the 19th senatorial constituency (Magallanes y la Antártica Chilena Region).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b (Spanish) "Asociación Chilena de Municipalidades". Retrieved 27 January 2011. 
  2. ^ a b (Spanish) "Municipality of Laguna Blanca". Retrieved 27 January 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c d (Spanish) "National Statistics Institute". Retrieved 27 January 2010. 
  4. ^ "Chile Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Retrieved 2007-05-05. 
  5. ^ "Chile Summer Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Retrieved 2007-05-05. 

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