Peñaflor, Chile

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Peñaflor
City and Commune
Parroquia Niño Dios de Malloco
Parroquia Niño Dios de Malloco
Flag
Flag
Coat of arms
Coat of arms
Location of the Peñaflor commune in the Santiago Metropolitan Region
Location of the Peñaflor commune in the Santiago Metropolitan Region
Location in Chile
Location in Chile
Peñaflor
Location in Chile
Coordinates: 33°37′S 70°55′W / 33.617°S 70.917°W / -33.617; -70.917Coordinates: 33°37′S 70°55′W / 33.617°S 70.917°W / -33.617; -70.917
Country Chile
Region Santiago Metro.
Province Talagante
Government[1] [2]
 • Type Municipality
 • Alcalde Manuel Fuentes Rosales (UDI)
Area[3]
 • Total 69.2 km2 (26.7 sq mi)
Area rank 5
Elevation 342 m (1,122 ft)
Population (2002 Census)[3]
 • Total 66,619
 • Rank 1
 • Density 960/km2 (2,500/sq mi)
 • Urban 63,209
 • Rural 3,410
Sex[3]
 • Men 32,671
 • Women 33,948
Time zone CLT[4] (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) CLST[5] (UTC-3)
Area code(s) 56 + 53
Website Official website (Spanish)

Peñaflor is a city and commune of the Talagante Province in central Chile's Santiago Metropolitan Region.

Geography[edit]

It can be found in the Chilean Central Valley approximately 37 km (23 mi) southwest of the metropolitan area of Santiago. The commune spans an area of 69.2 km2 (27 sq mi).[3]

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2002 census of the National Statistics Institute, Peñaflor spans an area of 69.2 km2 (27 sq mi) and has 66,619 inhabitants (32,671 men and 33,948 women). Of these, 63,209 (94.9%) lived in urban areas and 3,410 (5.1%) in rural areas. The population grew by 32.8% (16,471 persons) between the 1992 and 2002 censuses.[3]

Administration[edit]

As a commune, Peñaflor 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 Manuel Fuentes Rosales (UDI),[1][2] and his council members are:[6]

  • Jorge Muñoz López
  • Guillermo Garrido Sanhueza
  • Guillermo Donoso Aguilar
  • Jorge Navarrete Urzua
  • Juan Caroca Suarez
  • Angie Farias Videla

Within the electoral divisions of Chile, Peñaflor is represented in the Chamber of Deputies by Denise Pascal (PS) and Gonzalo Uriarte (UDI) as part of the 31st electoral district, (together with Talagante, El Monte, Isla de Maipo, Melipilla, María Pinto, Curacaví, Alhué, San Pedro and Padre Hurtado). The commune is represented in the Senate by Guido Girardi Lavín (PPD) and Jovino Novoa Vásquez (UDI) as part of the 7th senatorial constituency (Santiago-West).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Asociación Chilena de Municipalidades" (in Spanish). Retrieved 27 January 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Municipality of Peñaflor" (in Spanish). Retrieved 27 January 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "National Statistics Institute" (in Spanish). Retrieved 18 July 2010. 
  4. ^ "Chile Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Retrieved 2007-05-05. 
  5. ^ "Chile Summer Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Retrieved 2007-05-05. 
  6. ^ "Municipality of Peñaflor" (in Spanish). Retrieved 18 July 2010. 

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