Laguna Blanca, Chile
Entering Morro Chico, the second largest settlement in the municipality of Laguna Blanca
|Coordinates (commune): Coordinates:|
|Region||Magallanes y Antártica Chilena|
|• Alcalde||Ricardo Ritter Rodríguez (UDI)|
|• Total||3,695.6 km2 (1,426.9 sq mi)|
|Elevation||572 m (1,877 ft)|
|Population (2012 Census)|
|• Density||0.056/km2 (0.15/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CLT  (UTC-4)|
|• Summer (DST)||CLST  (UTC-3)|
|Area code(s)||56 + 61|
|Website||Municipality of Laguna Blanca|
According to the 2002 census of the National Statistics Institute, Laguna Blanca spans an area of 3,695.6 km2 (1,427 sq mi) and has 663 inhabitants (563 men and 100 women), making the commune an entirely rural area. The population fell by 23.5% (204 persons) between the 1992 and 2002 censuses.
As a commune, Laguna Blanca 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 Eleazar Ritter Rodríguez (UDI).
Within the electoral divisions of Chile, Laguna Blanca is represented in the Chamber of Deputies by Carolina Goic (PDC) and Miodrag Marinovic (Ind.) as part of the 60th electoral district, which includes the entire Magallanes y la Antártica Chilena Region. The commune is represented in the Senate by Carlos Bianchi Chelech (Ind.) and Pedro Muñoz Aburto (PS) as part of the 19th senatorial constituency (Magallanes y la Antártica Chilena Region).
- "Asociación Chilena de Municipalidades" (in Spanish). Retrieved 27 January 2011.
- "Municipality of Laguna Blanca" (in Spanish). Retrieved 27 January 2011.
- "National Statistics Institute" (in Spanish). Retrieved 27 January 2010.
- "Chile Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Retrieved 2007-05-05.
- "Chile Summer Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Retrieved 2007-05-05.
- (Spanish) Municipality of Laguna Blanca