|City and Commune|
View of Pirque
|Coordinates (city): Coordinates:|
|• Total||445.3 km2 (171.9 sq mi)|
|Population (2002 Census)|
|• Density||37/km2 (96/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CLT (UTC-4)|
|• Summer (DST)||CLST (UTC-3)|
|Area code(s)||56 +|
|Website||http://www.portalpirque.cl Portal Pirque|
Pirque is a commune of Chile in Cordillera Province, Santiago Metropolitan Region; it is located 2.8 kilometers SE of Puente Alto and 21.3 kilometers SSE of the center of Santiago. It is situated in a mountain chain.
According to the 2002 census of the National Statistics Institute, Pirque spans an area of 445.3 km2 (172 sq mi) and has 16,565 inhabitants (8,384 men and 8,181 women). Of these, 9,651 (58.3%) lived in urban areas and 6,914 (41.7%) in rural areas. The population grew by 45.7% (5,197 persons) between the 1992 and 2002 censuses.
- Population: 20,518 (2006 projection)[dead link]
- Average annual household income: US$21,537 (PPP, 2006)[dead link]
- Population below poverty line: 9.1% (2006)[dead link]
Within the electoral divisions of Chile, Pirque is represented in the Chamber of Deputies by Mr. Osvaldo Andrade (PS) and Mr. Leopoldo Pérez (RN) as part of the 29th electoral district, (together with Puente Alto, San José de Maipo and La Pintana). The commune is represented in the Senate by Soledad Alvear Valenzuela (PDC) and Ena Von Baer (UDI) as part of the 8th senatorial constituency (Santiago-East).
- Portal Pirque: Community website Pirque