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Location of the Commune of Timaukel in Magallanes and Antartica Chilena Region
Location of the Commune of Timaukel in Magallanes and Antartica Chilena Region
Location in Chile
Location in Chile
Location in Chile
Coordinates: 54°17′41″S 69°10′3″W / 54.29472°S 69.16750°W / -54.29472; -69.16750Coordinates: 54°17′41″S 69°10′3″W / 54.29472°S 69.16750°W / -54.29472; -69.16750
Country Chile
Region Magallanes and Antartica Chilena
Province Tierra del Fuego
Fouded as Bahía Inútil
Founded December 30, 1927
Government[1] [2]
 • Type Municipality
 • Alcalde Atilio Gallardo Bustamante (PS)
 • Total 10,995.9 km2 (4,245.5 sq mi)
Elevation 338 m (1,109 ft)
Population (2012 Census)[3]
 • Total 204
 • Density 0.019/km2 (0.048/sq mi)
 • Urban 0
 • Rural 423
 • Men 376
 • Women 47
Time zone CLT [4] (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) CLST [5] (UTC-3)
Area code(s) 56 + 61
Website Municipality of Timaukel

Timaukel is a commune located the Chilean part of Tierra del Fuego Island and is part of Tierra del Fuego Province and Magallanes Region. The commune is administered by the municipality in Villa Cameron that is the main port and settlement within the commune.


According to the 2002 census of the National Statistics Institute, Timaukel spans an area of 10,995.9 km2 (4,246 sq mi) and has 423 inhabitants (376 men and 47 women), making the commune an entirely rural area. The population grew by 67.9% (171 persons) between the 1992 and 2002 censuses.[3]

It is a distinctly rural commune, almost deserted, most of the population is of English origin,[citation needed] who live on farms and is devoted to agriculture, there are also some sawmills. In recent years tourism has become important.


As a commune, Timaukel 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 Atilio Gallardo Bustamante (PS).[1][2] He was preceded by alcalde Alfonso Simunovic (2004–2008).

Within the electoral divisions of Chile, Timaukel 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).


  1. ^ a b (Spanish) "Asociación Chilena de Municipalidades". Retrieved January 27, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b (Spanish) "Municipality of Timaukel". Retrieved January 27, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c d (Spanish) "National Statistics Institute". Retrieved December 13, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Chile Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Retrieved September 26, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Chile Summer Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Retrieved September 26, 2010. 

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