San Pedro, Chile

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San Pedro
Commune
Coat of arms
Coat of arms
Location in the Santiago Metropolitan Region
Location in the Santiago Metropolitan Region
Location in Chile
Location in Chile
San Pedro
Location in Chile
Coordinates (city): 33°53′40″S 71°27′21″W / 33.89444°S 71.45583°W / -33.89444; -71.45583Coordinates: 33°53′40″S 71°27′21″W / 33.89444°S 71.45583°W / -33.89444; -71.45583
Country Chile
Region Santiago Metro.
Province Melipilla
Government[1] [2]
 • Type Municipality
 • Alcalde Florentino Flores Armijo (PDC)
Area[3]
 • Total 787.5 km2 (304.1 sq mi)
Population (2002 Census)[3]
 • Total 7,549
 • Density 9.6/km2 (25/sq mi)
 • Urban 0
 • Rural 7,549
Sex[3]
 • Men 4,080
 • Women 3,469
Time zone CLT [4] (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) CLST [5] (UTC-3)
Area code(s) 56 + 53
Website Municipality of San Pedro

San Pedro is a commune of the Melipilla Province in central Chile's Santiago Metropolitan Region.

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2002 census of the National Statistics Institute, San Pedro spans an area of 787.5 km2 (304 sq mi) and has 7,549 inhabitants (4,080 men and 3,469 women), making the commune an entirely rural area. The population grew by 11.9% (803 persons) between the 1992 and 2002 censuses.[3]

Administration[edit]

As a commune, San Pedro 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 Florentino Flores Armijo (PDC),[1][2] and his council members are:[6]

  • Manuel Devia Vilches (UDI)
  • Emilio Cerda Sagurie (PPD)
  • Lindor Landa Farias (Independent)
  • Jeremías Vilches Mondaca (PS)
  • Mercedes Allendes Armijo (UDI)
  • Samuel Espinoza Vilches (PRSD)

Within the electoral divisions of Chile, San Pedro 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, Peñaflor, El Monte, Isla de Maipo, Melipilla, María Pinto, Curacaví, Alhué 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 (Spanish) "Asociación Chilena de Municipalidades". Retrieved 27 January 2011. 
  2. ^ a b (Spanish) "Municipality of San Pedro". Retrieved 27 January 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c d (Spanish) "National Statistics Institute". Retrieved 27 January 2010. 
  4. ^ "Chile Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Retrieved 2007-05-05. 
  5. ^ "Chile Summer Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Retrieved 2007-05-05. 
  6. ^ "Municipality of San Pedro". Retrieved 21 July 2010. 

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