|City and Commune|
|• Alcalde||Rodrigo Sánchez Villalobos|
|• Total||1,163.4 km2 (449.2 sq mi)|
|Elevation||126 m (413 ft)|
|Population (2012 Census)|
|• Density||28/km2 (72/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CLT  (UTC-4)|
|• Summer (DST)||CLST  (UTC-3)|
|Area code(s)||56 + 33|
|Website||Official website (Spanish)|
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.
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:
- 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.
- "Municipality of La Ligua". Retrieved 28 July 2010.
- "National Statistics Institute" (in Spanish). Retrieved 28 July 2010.
- "Chile Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Retrieved 2010-07-28.
- "Chile Summer Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Retrieved 2010-07-28.
- (Spanish) Municipality of La Ligua
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