|Town and Commune|
Old house (casona) in Marchigüe.
|Coordinates (city): Coordinates:|
|• Alcalde||Héctor Hernán Flores Peñaloza|
|• Total||659.9 km2 (254.8 sq mi)|
|Elevation||124 m (407 ft)|
|Population (2012 Census)|
|• Density||10/km2 (27/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CLT  (UTC-4)|
|• Summer (DST)||CLST  (UTC-3)|
|Area code(s)||(+56) 72|
|Website||Municipality of Marchigüe|
According to the 2002 census of the National Statistics Institute, Marchigüe spans an area of 659.9 km2 (255 sq mi) and has 6,904 inhabitants (3,549 men and 3,355 women). Of these, 2,208 (32%) lived in urban areas and 4,696 (68%) in rural areas. The population grew by 11.2% (695 persons) between the 1992 and 2002 censuses.
As a commune, Marchigüe 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 Héctor Hernán Flores Peñaloza.
Within the electoral divisions of Chile, Marchigüe is represented in the Chamber of Deputies by Mr. Ramón Barros (UDI) and Mr. Juan Carlos Latorre (PDC) as part of the 35th electoral district, (together with Placilla, Nancagua, Chépica, Santa Cruz, Lolol, Pumanque, Palmilla, Peralillo, Navidad, Litueche, La Estrella, Pichilemu and Paredones). The commune is represented in the Senate by Alejandro García Huidobro (UDI) and Juan Pablo Letelier Morel (PS) as part of the 9th senatorial constituency (O'Higgins Region).
- (Spanish) "Municipality of Marchigüe". Retrieved 5 September 2010.
- (Spanish) "National Statistics Institute". Retrieved 13 December 2010.
- "Chile Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Retrieved 2010-07-28.
- "Chile Summer Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Retrieved 2010-07-28.
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