La Ligua

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La Ligua
City and Commune
Coat of arms
Coat of arms
Comuna de La Ligua.svg
Location in Chile
Location in Chile
La Ligua
Location in Chile
Coordinates: 32°27′S 71°13′W / 32.450°S 71.217°W / -32.450; -71.217Coordinates: 32°27′S 71°13′W / 32.450°S 71.217°W / -32.450; -71.217
Country  Chile
Region  Valparaíso
Province Petorca
Founded 1754
 • Type Municipality
 • Alcalde Rodrigo Sánchez Villalobos
 • Total 1,163.4 km2 (449.2 sq mi)
Elevation 126 m (413 ft)
Population (2012 Census)[2]
 • Total 32,131
 • Density 28/km2 (72/sq mi)
 • Urban 24,214
 • Rural 7,773
 • Men 16,079
 • Women 15,908
Time zone CLT [3] (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) CLST [4] (UTC-3)
Area code(s) 56 + 33
Website Official website (in Spanish)

La Ligua (Spanish pronunciation: [la ˈliɣwa]) is a Chilean city and commune, capital of the Petorca Province in Valparaíso Region.

The city is known for its textile manufacturing and traditional Chilean pastry production.


According to data from the 2002 Census of Population and Housing, La Ligua had 31,987 inhabitants; of these, 24,214 (75.7%) lived in urban areas and 7,773 (24.3%) in rural areas. At that time, there were 16,079 men and 15,908 women.[2]


As a commune, La Ligua is a third-level administrative division of Chile administered by a communal council, headed by an alcalde who is directly elected every four years. The 2008-2012 alcalde is Rodrigo Sánchez Villalobos. The communal council has the following members:[1]

  • Sr. Hugo Díaz Tapia
  • Ana Ardiles Saavedra
  • María Teresa Cerda García
  • Marisol Leiva Cortés
  • Juan Yáñez Peña
  • Ernesto Molina Miranda

Within the electoral divisions of Chile, La Ligua belongs to the 10th electoral district and 5th senatorial constituency.


  1. ^ a b "Municipality of La Ligua". Retrieved 28 July 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c d "National Statistics Institute" (in Spanish). Retrieved 28 July 2010. 
  3. ^ "Chile Time". Archived from the original on 2007-09-11. Retrieved 2010-07-28. 
  4. ^ "Chile Summer Time". Archived from the original on 2007-09-11. Retrieved 2010-07-28. 

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