Cisnes

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Cisnes
Commune
Church of Puerto Cisnes
Church of Puerto Cisnes
Location of Cisnes commune in the Aysén del General Carlos Ibáñez del Campo Region
Location of Cisnes commune in the Aysén del General Carlos Ibáñez del Campo Region
Location in Chile
Location in Chile
Cisnes
Location in Chile
Coordinates: 44°45′S 72°42′W / 44.750°S 72.700°W / -44.750; -72.700Coordinates: 44°45′S 72°42′W / 44.750°S 72.700°W / -44.750; -72.700
Country Chile
Region Aisén
Province Aisén
Government[1] [2]
 • Type Municipality
 • Alcalde Luis Arsenio Valdés Gutiérrez (PS)
Area[3]
 • Total 15,831.4 km2 (6,112.5 sq mi)
Elevation 2 m (7 ft)
Population (2012 Census)[3]
 • Total 4,964
 • Density 0.31/km2 (0.81/sq mi)
 • Urban 2,507
 • Rural 3,232
Sex[3]
 • Men 3,414
 • Women 2,325
Time zone UTC-4 (CLT [4])
 • Summer (DST) UTC-3 (CLST [5])
Area code(s) 56 + 67
Website www.municipalidadpalena.cl

Cisnes (Spanish for: "port swans") is a Chilean commune located in the Aysén Province, Aysén del General Carlos Ibáñez del Campo Region. The commune spans an area of 15,831.4 km2 (6,113 sq mi).[3]

Demographics[edit]

According to data from the 2002 Census of Population and Housing, Cisnes had 5,353 inhabitants; of these, 2,507 (43.7%) lived in urban areas and 3,232 (56.3%) in rural areas. At that time, there were 3,414 men and 2,325 women.[3]

Administration[edit]

As a commune, Cisnes 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 (mayor) is Luis Valdés Gutiérrez (PS).[1][2]

Within the electoral divisions of Chile, Cisnes is represented in the Chamber of Deputies by René Alinco (PDC) and David Sandoval (UDI) as part of the 59th electoral district, which includes the entire Aysén del General Carlos Ibáñez del Campo Region. The commune is represented in the Senate by Antonio Horvath Kiss (RN) and Patricio Walker Prieto (PDC) as part of the 18th senatorial constituency (Aysén del General Carlos Ibáñez del Campo Region).

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Asociación Chilena de Municipalidades" (in Spanish). Retrieved 27 January 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Municipality of Cisnes" (in Spanish). Retrieved 27 January 2011.
  3. ^ a b c d e "National Statistics Institute" (in Spanish). Retrieved 28 July 2010.
  4. ^ "Chile Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Archived from the original on 11 September 2007. Retrieved 28 July 2010.
  5. ^ "Chile Summer Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Archived from the original on 11 September 2007. Retrieved 28 July 2010.

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