Las Cabras

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Las Cabras
Commune
Map of Las Cabras commune in the O'Higgins Region
Map of Las Cabras commune in the O'Higgins Region
Las Cabras is located in Chile
Las Cabras
Las Cabras
Location in Chile
Coordinates (city): 34°17′30″S 71°18′35″W / 34.29167°S 71.30972°W / -34.29167; -71.30972Coordinates: 34°17′30″S 71°18′35″W / 34.29167°S 71.30972°W / -34.29167; -71.30972
Country Chile
Region O'Higgins Region
Province Cachapoal Province
Government
 • Type Municipality
Area[1]
 • Total 749.2 km2 (289.3 sq mi)
Elevation 126 m (413 ft)
Population (2012 Census)[1]
 • Total 21,798
 • Density 29/km2 (75/sq mi)
 • Urban 7,548
 • Rural 12,694
Sex[1]
 • Men 10,621
 • Women 9,621
Time zone CLT [2] (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) CLST [3] (UTC-3)
Area code(s) (+56) 72
Website www.lascabrasmunicipalidad.cl

Las Cabras is a Chilean commune and city in Cachapoal Province, O'Higgins Region.

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2002 census of the National Statistics Institute, Las Cabras spans an area of 749.2 km2 (289 sq mi) and has 20,242 inhabitants (10,621 men and 9,621 women). Of these, 7,548 (37.3%) lived in urban areas and 12,694 (62.7%) in rural areas. The population grew by 14.1% (2,504 persons) between the 1992 and 2002 censuses.[1]

Administration[edit]

As a commune, Las Cabras is a third-level administrative division of Chile administered by a municipal council, headed by an alcalde who is directly elected every four years.

Within the electoral divisions of Chile, Las Cabras is represented in the Chamber of Deputies by Mrs. Alejandra Sepúlveda (PRI) and Mr. Javier Macaya (UDI) as part of the 34th electoral district, (together with San Fernando, Chimbarongo, San Vicente, Peumo, Pichidegua and Las Cabras). The commune is represented in the Senate by Andrés Chadwick Piñera (UDI) and Juan Pablo Letelier Morel (PS) as part of the 9th senatorial constituency (O'Higgins Region).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d (Spanish) "National Statistics Institute". Retrieved 10 November 2010. 
  2. ^ "Chile Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Retrieved 26 September 2010. 
  3. ^ "Chile Summer Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Retrieved 26 September 2010.