Lampa, Chile

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Lampa
City and Commune
Cordillera de la costa Chile 02.JPG
Coat of arms
Coat of arms
Map of Lampa commune in the Santiago Metropolitan Region
Location in Chile
Location in Chile
Lampa
Location in Chile
Coordinates (city): 33°17′S 70°54′W / 33.283°S 70.900°W / -33.283; -70.900Coordinates: 33°17′S 70°54′W / 33.283°S 70.900°W / -33.283; -70.900
Country Chile
Region Santiago Metro.
Province Chacabuco
Founded 1888
Government[1]
 • Type Municipality
 • Alcalde Graciela Ortúzar Novoa
Area[2]
 • Total 451.9 km2 (174.5 sq mi)
Elevation 496 m (1,627 ft)
Population (2002 Census)[2]
 • Total 40,228
 • Density 89/km2 (230/sq mi)
 • Urban 28,229
 • Rural 11,999
Demonym Lampino
Sex[2]
 • Men 20,571
 • Women 19,657
Time zone CLT [3] (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) CLST [4] (UTC-3)
Area code(s) 56 +
Website Official website (Spanish)

Lampa is a Chilean commune and city in the Chacabuco province, Santiago Metropolitan Region. Lampa is situated near the Chicauma mountain range, part of which was added to the La Campana National Park.[5]

Larapinta (Lampa)

Demographics[edit]

Lampa appears in the official census records as early at 1788.[6] According to the 2002 census of the National Statistics Institute, Lampa spans an area of 451.9 km2 (174 sq mi) and has 40,228 inhabitants (20,571 men and 19,657 women). Of these, 28,229 (70.2%) lived in urban areas and 11,999 (29.8%) in rural areas. The population grew by 60.7% (15,195 persons) between the 1992 and 2002 censuses.[2]

Administration[edit]

As a commune, Lampa 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 Graciela Ortúzar Novoa.[1]

  • Felipe González Pino (PH)
  • Ricardo Díaz Uribe (UDI)
  • Rodrigo Plaza Muñoz (PDC)
  • Marco Alvarez
  • Benito Gonzáles
  • Carlos Fuentes

The regional intendant, appointed by the president, is Fernando Echeverría.[7]

Within the electoral divisions of Chile, Lampa is represented in the Chamber of Deputies by Mr. Patricio Melero (UDI) and Mr. Gabriel Silber (PDC) as part of the 16th electoral district, (together with Colina, Tiltil, Quilicura and Pudahuel). The commune is represented in the Senate by Guido Girardi Lavín (PPD) and Jovino Novoa Vásquez (UDI) as part of the 7th senatorial constituency (Santiago-West).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b (Spanish) "Municipality of Lampa". Retrieved 3 December 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c d (Spanish) "National Statistics Institute". Retrieved 3 December 2010. 
  3. ^ "Chile Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Retrieved 26 September 2010. 
  4. ^ "Chile Summer Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Retrieved 26 September 2010. 
  5. ^ C. Michael Hogan. 2008
  6. ^ Lyman De Platt. 1998
  7. ^ (Spanish) "Gobierno de Chile: Intendentes". Retrieved 3 December 2010. 

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