Las Cabras, Chile

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Las Cabras
Commune & Town
Map of Las Cabras commune in the O'Higgins Region
Map of Las Cabras commune in the O'Higgins Region
Las Cabras is located in Chile
Las Cabras
Las Cabras
Location in Chile
Coordinates (city): 34°17′30″S 71°18′35″W / 34.29167°S 71.30972°W / -34.29167; -71.30972Coordinates: 34°17′30″S 71°18′35″W / 34.29167°S 71.30972°W / -34.29167; -71.30972
CountryChile
RegionO'Higgins Region
ProvinceCachapoal Province
Government
 • TypeMunicipality
Area
 • Total749.2 km2 (289.3 sq mi)
Elevation
126 m (413 ft)
Population
 (2012 Census)[1]
 • Total21,798
 • Density29/km2 (75/sq mi)
 • Urban
7,548
 • Rural
12,694
Sex
 • Men10,621
 • Women9,621
Time zoneUTC-4 (CLT [2])
 • Summer (DST)UTC-3 (CLST [3])
Area code(s)(+56) 72
Websitewww.lascabrasmunicipalidad.cl

Las Cabras is a Chilean commune and city in Cachapoal Province, O'Higgins Region.

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2002 census of the National Statistics Institute, Las Cabras spans an area of 749.2 km2 (289 sq mi) and has 20,242 inhabitants (10,621 men and 9,621 women). Of these, 7,548 (37.3%) lived in urban areas and 12,694 (62.7%) in rural areas. The population grew by 14.1% (2,504 persons) between the 1992 and 2002 censuses.[1]

Administration[edit]

As a commune, Las Cabras is a third-level administrative division of Chile administered by a municipal council, headed by an alcalde who is directly elected every four years.

Within the electoral divisions of Chile, Las Cabras is represented in the Chamber of Deputies by Mrs. Alejandra Sepúlveda (PRI) and Mr. Javier Macaya (UDI) as part of the 34th electoral district, (together with San Fernando, Chimbarongo, San Vicente, Peumo, Pichidegua and Las Cabras). The commune is represented in the Senate by Andrés Chadwick Piñera (UDI) and Juan Pablo Letelier Morel (PS) as part of the 9th senatorial constituency (O'Higgins Region).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "National Statistics Institute" (in Spanish). Retrieved 10 November 2010.
  2. ^ "Chile Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Archived from the original on 11 September 2007. Retrieved 26 September 2010.
  3. ^ "Chile Summer Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Archived from the original on 11 September 2007. Retrieved 26 September 2010.