El Carmen, Chile

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El Carmen
Town and Commune
Map of the commune of El Carmen in the Biobío Region
Map of the commune of El Carmen in the Biobío Region
Location in Chile
Location in Chile
El Carmen
Location in Chile
Coordinates: 36°53′53″S 72°01′35″W / 36.89806°S 72.02639°W / -36.89806; -72.02639Coordinates: 36°53′53″S 72°01′35″W / 36.89806°S 72.02639°W / -36.89806; -72.02639
Country Chile
Region Biobío
Province Ñuble
Government[1][2]
 • Type Municipality
 • Alcalde Juan Diaz González (Ind.)
Area[3]
 • Total 664.3 km2 (256.5 sq mi)
Elevation 224 m (735 ft)
Population (2012 Census)[3]
 • Total 12,277
 • Density 18/km2 (48/sq mi)
 • Urban 4,426
 • Rural 8,419
Sex[3]
 • Men 6,567
 • Women 6,278
Time zone CLT [4] (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) CLST [5] (UTC-3)
Area code(s) 56 + 42
Website Municipality of El Carmen

El Carmen is a Chilean commune and town in Ñuble Province, Biobío Region.

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2002 census of the National Statistics Institute, El Carmen spans an area of 664.3 km2 (256 sq mi) and has 12,845 inhabitants (6,567 men and 6,278 women). Of these, 4,426 (34.5%) lived in urban areas and 8,419 (65.5%) in rural areas. The population fell by 9.3% (1316 persons) between the 1992 and 2002 censuses.[3]

Administration[edit]

As a commune, El 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. The 2008-2012 alcalde is Juan Diaz González (Ind.).[1][2]

Within the electoral divisions of Chile, El Carmen is represented in the Chamber of Deputies by Carlos Abel Jarpa (PRSD) and Rosauro Martínez (RN) as part of the 41st electoral district, (together with Chillán, Coihueco, Pinto, San Ignacio, Pemuco, Yungay and Chillán Viejo). The commune is represented in the Senate by Victor Pérez Varela (UDI) and Mariano Ruiz -Esquide Jara (PDC) as part of the 13th senatorial constituency (Biobío-Coast).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Asociación Chilena de Municipalidades" (in Spanish). Retrieved 23 February 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Municipality of El Carmen" (in Spanish). Retrieved 23 February 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c d "National Statistics Institute" (in Spanish). Retrieved 13 December 2010. 
  4. ^ "Chile Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Archived from the original on 2007-09-11. Retrieved 2010-07-28. 
  5. ^ "Chile Summer Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Archived from the original on 2007-09-11. Retrieved 2010-07-28. 

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