Santo Domingo, Chile

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Santo Domingo
City and Commune
Municipalidad Santo Domingo
Municipalidad Santo Domingo
Map of the Santo Domingo commune in Valparaíso Region
Location in Chile
Location in Chile
Santo Domingo
Location in Chile
Coordinates (city): 33°38′09″S 71°37′41″W / 33.63583°S 71.62806°W / -33.63583; -71.62806Coordinates: 33°38′09″S 71°37′41″W / 33.63583°S 71.62806°W / -33.63583; -71.62806
Country Chile
Region Valparaíso
Province San Antonio Province
Government[1]
 • Type Municipality
 • Alcalde Fernando Rodríguez Larraín
Area[2]
 • Total 536.1 km2 (207.0 sq mi)
Elevation 66 m (217 ft)
Population (2012 Census)[2]
 • Total 8,860
 • Density 17/km2 (43/sq mi)
 • Urban 4,737
 • Rural 2,681
Sex[2]
 • Men 3,811
 • Women 3,607
Time zone CLT [3] (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) CLST [4] (UTC-3)
Area code(s) (+56) 35
Website Municipality of Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo is an exclusive Chilean coastal city and commune in San Antonio Province, Valparaíso Region. It was founded as Rocas de Santo Domingo (St. Dominic's Rocks).

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2002 census of the National Statistics Institute, Santo Domingo spans an area of 536.1 km2 (207 sq mi) and has 7,418 inhabitants (3,811 men and 3,607 women). Of these, 4,737 (63.9%) lived in urban areas and 2,681 (36.1%) in rural areas. The population grew by 19.3% (1,200 persons) between the 1992 and 2002 censuses.[2]

Administration[edit]

As a commune, Santo Domingo 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 was Fernando Rodríguez Larraín.[1]

Within the electoral divisions of Chile, Santo Domingo is represented in the Chamber of Deputies by Mrs. María José Hoffmann (UDI) and Mr. Víctor Torres (PDC) as part of the 15th electoral district, (together with San Antonio, Cartagena, El Tabo, El Quisco, Algarrobo and Casablanca). The commune is represented in the Senate by Francisco Chahuán Chahuán (RN) and Ricardo Lagos Weber (PPD) as part of the 6th senatorial constituency (Valparaíso-Coast).

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Municipality of Santo Domingo" (in Spanish). Retrieved 21 November 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c d "National Statistics Institute" (in Spanish). Retrieved 21 November 2010. 
  3. ^ "Chile Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Retrieved 2010-07-28. 
  4. ^ "Chile Summer Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Retrieved 2010-07-28. 

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