Sagrada Familia, Chile

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Sagrada Familia
Commune
Coat of arms
Coat of arms
Map of Sagrada Familia commune in the Maule Region
Map of Sagrada Familia commune in the Maule Region
Location in Chile
Location in Chile
Sagrada Familia
Location in Chile
Coordinates (city): 35°00′S 71°23′W / 35.000°S 71.383°W / -35.000; -71.383Coordinates: 35°00′S 71°23′W / 35.000°S 71.383°W / -35.000; -71.383
Country Chile
Region Maule
Province Curicó
Government[1]
 • Type Municipality
 • Alcalde Francisco Meléndez Rojas (PS)
Area[2]
 • Total 548.8 km2 (211.9 sq mi)
Elevation 143 m (469 ft)
Population (2012 Census)[2]
 • Total 17,569
 • Density 32/km2 (83/sq mi)
 • Urban 5,080
 • Rural 12,439
Sex[2]
 • Men 9,108
 • Women 8,411
Time zone CLT [3] (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) CLST [4] (UTC-3)
Area code(s) 56 + 75
Website Municipality of Sagrada Familia

Sagrada Familia (Spanish meaning "Holy Family") is a Chilean town and commune in Curicó Province, Maule Region.

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2002 census of the National Statistics Institute, Sagrada Familia spans an area of 548.8 km2 (212 sq mi) and has 17,519 inhabitants (9,108 men and 8,411 women). Of these, 5,080 (29%) lived in urban areas and 12,439 (71%) in rural areas. The population grew by 3.7% (625 persons) between the 1992 and 2002 censuses.[2]

Administration[edit]

As a commune, Sagrada Familia 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 Francisco Meléndez Rojas (PS).[1]

Within the electoral divisions of Chile, Sagrada Familia is represented in the Chamber of Deputies by Roberto León (PDC) and Celso Morales (UDI) as part of the 36th electoral district, (together with Curicó, Teno, Romeral, Molina, Hualañé, Licantén, Vichuquén and Rauco). The commune is represented in the Senate by Juan Antonio Coloma Correa (UDI) and Andrés Zaldívar Larraín (PDC) as part of the 10th senatorial constituency (Maule-North).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b (Spanish) "Municipality of Sagrada Familia". Retrieved 20 January 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d (Spanish) "National Statistics Institute". Retrieved 20 January 2010. 
  3. ^ "Chile Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Retrieved 2010-07-28. 
  4. ^ "Chile Summer Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Retrieved 2010-07-28. 

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