Alto del Carmen

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Alto del Carmen
Coat of arms of Alto del Carmen
Coat of arms
Commune of Alto del Carmen in the Atacama Region
Commune of Alto del Carmen in the Atacama Region
Alto del Carmen is located in Chile
Alto del Carmen
Alto del Carmen
Location in Chile
Coordinates (commune): 28°45′34″S 70°29′12″W / 28.75944°S 70.48667°W / -28.75944; -70.48667Coordinates: 28°45′34″S 70°29′12″W / 28.75944°S 70.48667°W / -28.75944; -70.48667
Country  Chile
Region  Atacama
Province Huasco Province
 • Type Municipality
 • Total 5,938.7 km2 (2,292.9 sq mi)
Elevation 819 m (2,687 ft)
Population (2012 Census)[1]
 • Total 5,034
 • Density 0.85/km2 (2.2/sq mi)
 • Urban 0
 • Rural 4,840
 • Men 2,629
 • Women 2,211
Area code(s) (+56) 51
Website Municipality of Alto del Carmen

Alto del Carmen is a Chilean commune and village in Huasco Province, Atacama Region. The commune spans an area of 5,938.7 km2 (2,293 sq mi).[1]


According to the 2002 census of the National Statistics Institute, Alto del Carmen had 4,840 inhabitants (2,629 men and 2,211 women), making the commune an entirely rural area. The population grew by 2% (95 persons) between the 1992 and 2002 censuses.[1]


As a commune, Alto del Carmen is a third-level administrative division of Chile administered by a municipal council, headed by an alcalde who is directly elected every four years.

Within the electoral divisions of Chile, Alto del Carmen is represented in the Chamber of Deputies by Mr. Alberto Robles (PRSD) and Mr. Giovanni Calderón (UDI) as part of the 6th electoral district, (together with Caldera, Tierra Amarilla, Vallenar, Freirina and Huasco). The commune is represented in the Senate by Isabel Allende Bussi (PS) and Baldo Prokurica Prokurica (RN) as part of the 3rd senatorial constituency (Atacama Region).


  1. ^ a b c d e "National Statistics Institute" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 13 November 2010. Retrieved 4 November 2010. 

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