|Coordinates (commune): Coordinates:|
|• Alcalde||Cristian Alejandro Alvarado Oyarzo (Ind)|
|• Total||787.0 km2 (303.9 sq mi)|
|Elevation||72 m (236 ft)|
|• Density||1.9/km2 (4.8/sq mi)|
|Area code(s)||56 + 67|
|Website||Municipality of Guaitecas|
According to the 2002 census of the National Statistics Institute, Guaitecas spans an area of 787 km2 (304 sq mi) and has 1,539 inhabitants (913 men and 626 women). Of these, 1,411 (91.7%) lived in urban areas and 128 (8.3%) in rural areas. The population grew by 20% (256 persons) between the 1992 and 2002 censuses.
As a commune, Guaitecas 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 Luis Miranda Chiguay (RN).
Within the electoral divisions of Chile, Guaitecas 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).
- (in Spanish) Municipality of Guaitecas