San Gregorio, Chile
|Town and Commune|
On the road to Punta Arenas
|• Alcalde||Edgar Cárcamo Alderete (Ind)|
|• Total||6,883.7 km2 (2,657.8 sq mi)|
|Elevation||51 m (167 ft)|
|Population (2012 Census)|
|• Density||0.056/km2 (0.14/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CLT  (UTC-4)|
|• Summer (DST)||CLST  (UTC-3)|
|Area code(s)||56 + 61|
|Website||Municipality of San Gregorio|
San Gregorio is a commune in the far south of Chile. It is part of Magallanes Region and Province, and is administered by the municipality of Punta Delgada, the principal town in the commune (the coordinates are those of Punta Delgada).
The comune is located on the north shore of the Strait of Magellan; between the Strait, to the south, and the border with Argentina, to the north. At the Primera Angostura, south of the town of Punta Delgada, there is a ferry crossing to Primavera commune on Tierra del Fuego Island.
According to the 2002 census of the National Statistics Institute, San Gregorio spans an area of 6,883.7 km2 (2,658 sq mi) and has 1,158 inhabitants (886 men and 272 women), making the commune an entirely rural area. The population fell by 29.5% (485 persons) between the 1992 and 2002 censuses.
As a commune, San Gregorio 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 Carlos Mandriaza Muñoz (PDC).
Within the electoral divisions of Chile, San Gregorio is represented in the Chamber of Deputies by Carolina Goic (PDC) and Miodrag Marinovic (Ind.) as part of the 60th electoral district, which includes the entire Magallanes and Antartica Chilena Region. The commune is represented in the Senate by Carlos Bianchi Chelech (Ind.) and Pedro Muñoz Aburto (PS) as part of the 19th senatorial constituency (Magallanes Region).
- (Spanish) "Asociación Chilena de Municipalidades". Retrieved 27 January 2011.
- (Spanish) "Municipality of San Gregorio". Retrieved 27 January 2011.
- (Spanish) "National Statistics Institute". Retrieved 27 January 2010.
- "Chile Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Retrieved 26 September 2010.
- "Chile Summer Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Retrieved 26 September 2010.
- Graham, Melissa (2003). Rough Guide to Chile. p. 470. ISBN 1-84353-062-7.
- (Spanish) San Gregorio