|Town and Commune|
Bucalemu, a village of Paredones.
|Coordinates (town): Coordinates:|
|• Alcalde||Sammy Ormazábal López|
|• Total||561.5 km2 (216.8 sq mi)|
|Population (2002 Census)|
|• Density||12/km2 (31/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CLT  (UTC-4)|
|• Summer (DST)||CLST  (UTC-3)|
|Website||Municipality of Paredones|
According to the 2002 census of the National Statistics Institute, Paredones spans an area of 561.5 km2 (217 sq mi) and has 6,695 inhabitants (3,562 men and 3,133 women). Of these, 2,195 (32.8%) lived in urban areas and 4,500 (67.2%) in rural areas. The population grew by 1.1% (73 persons) between the 1992 and 2002 censuses.
As a commune, Paredones 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 Sammy Ormazábal López.
Within the electoral divisions of Chile, Paredones 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 Marchihue). 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).
- (Spanish) "Municipality of Paredones". Retrieved 16 June 2011.
- (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.
- (Spanish) Municipality of Paredones