Lo Barnechea

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Lo Barnechea
City and Commune
Pueblo de Lo Barnechea. At the left the Mapocho River
Pueblo de Lo Barnechea. At the left the Mapocho River
Coat of arms of Lo Barnechea
Coat of arms
Map of Lo Barnechea commune in Santiago Metropolitan Region
Lo Barnechea within Santiago Metropolitan Region
Lo Barnechea is located in Chile
Lo Barnechea
Lo Barnechea
Location in Chile
Coordinates (city): 33°21′S 70°31′W / 33.350°S 70.517°W / -33.350; -70.517Coordinates: 33°21′S 70°31′W / 33.350°S 70.517°W / -33.350; -70.517
Country Chile
Region Santiago Metro
Province Santiago
Government[1] [2]
 • Type Municipality
 • Alcalde Felipe Guevara Stephens (RN)
Area[3]
 • Total 1,023.7 km2 (395.3 sq mi)
Population (2002 Census)[3]
 • Total 74,749
 • Density 73/km2 (190/sq mi)
 • Urban 72,496
 • Rural 2,253
Sex[3]
 • Men 34,901
 • Women 39,848
Time zone CLT[4] (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) CLST[5] (UTC-3)
Website Municipality of Lo Barnechea

Lo Barnechea is a commune of Chile located in Santiago Province, Santiago Metropolitan Region. Most of the commune is mountainous and its inhabited areas are part of the northeasternmost section of Greater Santiago. It is home to some of Chile's fanciest neighborhoods (including La Dehesa, often associated with the nouveau riche[6]), but also to very poor areas, such as Cerro Dieciocho. The largest international school in Santiago, International School Nido de Aguilas is located in the commune as are all of the capital's ski centers.

The indigenous people of Lo Barnechea were called the Huaicoche in their Mapudungun language: Huayco, meaning flash flood, and che, for people.

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2002 census of the National Statistics Institute, Lo Barnechea spans an area of 1,023.7 km2 (395 sq mi) and has 74,749 inhabitants (34,901 men and 39,848 women). Of these, 72,496 (97%) lived in urban areas and 2,253 (3%) in rural areas. The population grew by 49.3% (24,687 persons) between the 1992 and 2002 censuses.[3] The 2006 projected population was 103,376.[7][not in citation given]

Stats[edit]

  • Average annual household income per capita: US$23,183 (PPP, 2011)[8]
  • Population below poverty line: 16.6% (2011)[8]
  • Regional quality of life index: 80.73, high, 11 out of 52 (2005)[citation needed]
  • Human Development Index: 0.912, 3 out of 341 (2003)[9]

Administration[edit]

As a commune, Lo Barnechea 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 Felipe Guevara Stephens (RN).[1][2]

Within the electoral divisions of Chile, Lo Barnechea is represented in the Chamber of Deputies by Cristián Monckeberg (RN) and Ernesto Silva (UDI) as part of the 23rd electoral district, (together with Las Condes and Vitacura). The commune is represented in the Senate by Soledad Alvear (PDC) and Pablo Longueira (UDI) as part of the 8th senatorial constituency (Santiago-East).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b (Spanish) "Asociación Chilena de Municipalidades". Retrieved 27 January 2011. 
  2. ^ a b (Spanish) "Municipality of Lo Barnechea". Retrieved 27 January 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c d (Spanish) "National Statistics Institute". Retrieved 13 December 2010. 
  4. ^ "Chile Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Retrieved 29 July 2010. 
  5. ^ "Chile Summer Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Retrieved 29 July 2010. 
  6. ^ Yo tenía un compañero: Novela by Juan Villegas Morales.
  7. ^ (Spanish) "System of Regional Information". Ministry of Planning of Chile. Retrieved 13 September 2010. 
  8. ^ a b 2011 Casen Survey, Ministry of Social Development of Chile.
  9. ^ (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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