La Granja, Chile
|City and Commune|
|Coordinates (city): Coordinates:|
|• Alcalde||Felipe Delpin Aguilar (DC)|
|• Total||10.1 km2 (3.9 sq mi)|
|Population (2002 Census)|
|• Density||13,000/km2 (34,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CLT  (UTC-4)|
|• Summer (DST)||CLST  (UTC-3)|
|Area code(s)||56 +|
|Website||Municipality of La Granja|
According to the 2002 census of the National Statistics Institute, La Granja spans an area of 10.1 km2 (4 sq mi) and has 132,520 inhabitants (64,750 men and 67,770 women), making the commune an entirely urban area. The population fell by 0.6% (765 persons) between the 1992 and 2002 censuses. The 2006 projected population was 129,707.[not in citation given]
- Average annual household income: US$14,662 (PPP, 2006)[not in citation given]
- Population below poverty line: 14.2% (2006)
- Regional quality of life index: 77.93, mid-high, 18 out of 52 (2005)
- Human Development Index: 0.689, 158 out of 341 (2003)
As a commune, La Granja 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 2012-2016 alcalde is Felipe Delpin Aguilar (DC). The communal council has the following members:
- Cristián Carmona Macaya (DC)
- Rodrigo Quezada Arriagada (IND)
- Juan Valdés Valdés (PS)
- Germán Pino Maturana (PPD)
- Sergio Robles Pinto (PC)
- Silvana Poblete Romero (PS)
- Berta Venegas Maldonado (DC)
- Patricio Oyarce Bravo (UDI)
Within the electoral divisions of Chile, La Granja is represented in the Chamber of Deputies by Felipe Salaberry (UDI) and Ximena Vidal (PPD) as part of the 25th electoral district, (together with Macul and San Joaquín). The commune is represented in the Senate by Soledad Alvear (PDC) and Pablo Longueira (UDI) as part of the 8th senatorial constituency (Santiago-East).
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