Cabo de Hornos, Chile

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"Cabo de Hornos" redirects here. For the cape known in Spanish as "Cabo de Hornos", see Cape Horn.
Cabo de Hornos
Puerto Williams, seat of the commune of Cabo de Hornos
Puerto Williams, seat of the commune of Cabo de Hornos
Coat of arms
Coat of arms
Map of Cabo de Hornos commune in Magallanes and Antartica Chilena Region
Map of Cabo de Hornos commune in Magallanes and Antartica Chilena Region
Location in Chile
Location in Chile
Cabo de Hornos
Location in Chile
Coordinates: 54°56′S 67°37′W / 54.933°S 67.617°W / -54.933; -67.617Coordinates: 54°56′S 67°37′W / 54.933°S 67.617°W / -54.933; -67.617
Country  Chile
Region  Magallanes y Antártica Chilena
Province Antártica Chilena
Founded as Navarino
Foundation December 30, 1927
Government[1] [2]
 • Type Municipality
 • Alcalde Patricio Fernández (DC)
 • Total 15,853.7 km2 (6,121.1 sq mi)
Elevation 39 m (128 ft)
Population (2012 Census)[4]
 • Total 1,677
 • Density 0.11/km2 (0.27/sq mi)
 • Urban 1,952
 • Rural 310
 • Men 1,403
 • Women 859
Area code(s) 56 + 61
Website Official website (Spanish)
Cabo de Hornos Municipality in Puerto Williams.

Cabo de Hornos is a Chilean commune located in the south of Tierra del Fuego archipelago, in Antártica Province, Magallanes Region. The municipality of Cabo de Hornos, located in the town of Puerto Williams, also administers the Antártica commune. It is named for Cape Horn.


According to the 2002 census of the National Statistics Institute, Cabo de Hornos spans an area of 15,853.7 km2 (6,121 sq mi) and has 2,262 inhabitants (1,403 men and 859 women). Of these, 1,952 (86.3%) lived in urban areas and 310 (13.7%) in rural areas. The population grew by 24.7% (448 persons) between the 1992 and 2002 censuses.[4]


As a commune, Cabo de Hornos 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 2016-2020 alcalde is Patricio Fernández (PDC).[1][2]

Within the electoral divisions of Chile, Cabo de Hornos is represented in the Chamber of Deputies by Juan Morano (PDC) and Gabriel Boric (Ind.) as part of the 60th electoral district, which includes the entire Magallanes y la Antártica Chilena Region. The commune is represented in the Senate by Carlos Bianchi Chelech (Ind.) and Carolina Goic (PDC) as part of the 19th senatorial constituency (Magallanes y la Antártica Chilena Region).

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  1. ^ a b "Asociación Chilena de Municipalidades" (in Spanish). Retrieved 27 January 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Municipality of Cabo de Hornos" (in Spanish). Retrieved 27 January 2011. 
  3. ^ "Territorial division of Chile" (PDF). Retrieved 11 September 2010. 
  4. ^ a b c "National Statistics Institute" (in Spanish). Retrieved 20 December 2010. 

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