Palmilla

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For the village in Pichilemu, see La Palmilla.
Palmilla
City and Commune
Map of Palmilla commune in O'Higgins Region
Map of Palmilla commune in O'Higgins Region
Location in Chile
Location in Chile
Palmilla
Location in Chile
Coordinates (city): 34°36′15″S 71°21′30″W / 34.60417°S 71.35833°W / -34.60417; -71.35833Coordinates: 34°36′15″S 71°21′30″W / 34.60417°S 71.35833°W / -34.60417; -71.35833
Country Chile Chile
Region O'Higgins Region O'Higgins
Province Colchagua Province Colchagua
Government[1]
 • Type Municipality
 • Alcalde Nelson Cabrera
Area[2]
 • Total 237.3 km2 (91.6 sq mi)
Elevation 153 m (502 ft)
Population (2012 Census)[2]
 • Total 11,844
 • Density 50/km2 (130/sq mi)
 • Urban 2,088
 • Rural 9,112
Sex[2]
 • Men 5,825
 • Women 5,375
Time zone CLT [3] (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) CLST [4] (UTC-3)
Area code(s) (+56) 72
Website Municipality of Palmilla

Palmilla is a Chilean city and commune in Colchagua Province, O'Higgins Region.

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2002 census of the National Statistics Institute, Palmilla spans an area of 237.3 km2 (92 sq mi) and has 11,200 inhabitants (5,825 men and 5,375 women). Of these, 2,088 (18.6%) lived in urban areas and 9,112 (81.4%) in rural areas. The population grew by 3.1% (336 persons) between the 1992 and 2002 censuses.[2]

Administration[edit]

As a commune, Palmilla 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, Palmilla 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, Peralillo, Navidad, Litueche, La Estrella, Pichilemu, Marchihue and Paredones). 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. ^ (Spanish) "Municipality of Palmilla". Retrieved 13 December 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c d (Spanish) "National Statistics Institute". Retrieved 3 December 2010. 
  3. ^ "Chile Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Retrieved 2010-07-28. 
  4. ^ "Chile Summer Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Retrieved 2010-07-28. 

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