Pudahuel

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Pudahuel
City and Commune
Montaje Pudahuel.JPG
Flag
Flag
Coat of arms of Pudahuel
Coat of arms
Map of Pudahuel commune within Greater Santiago
Map of Pudahuel commune within Greater Santiago
Location in Chile
Location in Chile
Pudahuel
Location in Chile
Coordinates (city): 33°26.5′S 70°46′W / 33.4417°S 70.767°W / -33.4417; -70.767Coordinates: 33°26.5′S 70°46′W / 33.4417°S 70.767°W / -33.4417; -70.767
Country Chile
Region Santiago Metro.
Province Santiago Province
Government[1] [2]
 • Type Municipality
 • Alcalde Johnny Carrasco Cerda (PS)
Area[3]
 • Total 197.4 km2 (76.2 sq mi)
Population (2002 Census)[3]
 • Total 230,658
 • Density 1,200/km2 (3,000/sq mi)
 • Urban 230,658
 • Rural 3.395
Sex[3]
 • Men 96,328
 • Women 99,325
Time zone CLT [4] (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) CLST [5] (UTC-3)
Area code(s) 56 +
Website Municipality of Pudahuel

Pudahuel (Spanish pronunciation: [puðaˈwel], Mapudungun "place of pools/water" or "place where seagulls gather") is a commune of Chile located in Santiago Province, Santiago Metropolitan Region. Santiago's international airport Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez is located there.

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2002 census of the National Statistics Institute, Pudahuel spans an area of 197.4 km2 (76 sq mi) and has 195,653 inhabitants (96,328 men and 99,325 women). Of these, 192,258 (98.3%) lived in urban areas and 3,395 (1.7%) in rural areas. The population grew by 41.8% (57,713 persons) between the 1992 and 2002 censuses.[3]

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Administration[edit]

As a commune, Pudahuel 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 Johnny Carrasco Cerda (PS).[1][2]

Within the electoral divisions of Chile, Pudahuel is represented in the Chamber of Deputies by Patricio Melero (UDI) and Gabriel Silber (PDC) as part of the 16th electoral district, (together with Colina, Lampa, Tiltil and Quilicura). 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 (Spanish) "Asociación Chilena de Municipalidades". Retrieved 27 January 2011. 
  2. ^ a b (Spanish) "Municipality of Pudahuel". Retrieved 27 January 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c d (Spanish) "National Statistics Institute". Retrieved 13 December 2010. 
  4. ^ "Chile Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Retrieved 26 September 2010. 
  5. ^ "Chile Summer Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Retrieved 26 September 2010. 
  6. ^ a b c Sistema de Información Regional, Ministry of Planning of Chile.[dead link]
  7. ^ (Spanish) "Poverty in the Santiago Metropolitan Region" (PDF). Ministry of Planning of Chile. Archived from the original on August 24, 2007. 
  8. ^ "Las Trayectorias del Desarrollo Humano en las Comunas de Chile (1994-2003)." UNDP, Gobierno de Chile, Mideplán

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