Lo Prado

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Lo Prado
Flag
Flag
Coat of arms
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Map of Lo Prado commune within Greater Santiago
Map of Lo Prado commune within Greater Santiago
Location in Chile
Location in Chile
Lo Prado
Location in Chile
Coordinates (city): 33°27′S 70°43.5′W / 33.450°S 70.7250°W / -33.450; -70.7250Coordinates: 33°27′S 70°43.5′W / 33.450°S 70.7250°W / -33.450; -70.7250
CountryChile
RegionSantiago Metro.
ProvinceSantiago
Government
 • TypeMunicipality
 • AlcaldeGonzalo Navarrete Muñoz (PPD)
Area
 • Total6.7 km2 (2.6 sq mi)
Population
 (2002 Census)[3]
 • Total104,316
 • Density16,000/km2 (40,000/sq mi)
 • Urban
104,316
 • Rural
0
Sex
 • Men50,608
 • Women53,708
Time zoneUTC-4 (CLT [4])
 • Summer (DST)UTC-3 (CLST [5])
Area code(s)56 +
WebsiteMunicipality of Lo Prado

Lo Prado (Spanish pronunciation: [lo ˈpɾaðo]) is one of the poorest communes of Chile located in Santiago Province, Santiago Metropolitan Region.

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2002 census of the National Statistics Institute, Lo Prado spans an area of 6.7 km2 (3 sq mi) and has 104,316 inhabitants (50,608 men and 53,708 women), making the commune an entirely urban area. The population fell by 6% (6617 persons) between the 1992 and 2002 censuses.[3] Its 2006 projected population was 98,983.[6][failed verification]

Stats[edit]

Administration[edit]

As a commune, Lo Prado 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 Gonzalo Navarrete Muñoz (PPD).[1][2] The communal council has the following members:

  • Nicolás Navarrete Hernández (PPD)
  • Juan Labra Sanhueza (RN)
  • Dino Girardi Lavín (PPD)
  • Juana Maturana González (PPD)
  • Cynthia Calderón Rodríguez (DC)
  • Silvia Valdivia Matus (PC)
  • Jimmy Arce Leiva (PS)
  • Gerónimo Flores Gómez (UDI)

Within the electoral divisions of Chile, Lo Prado is represented in the Chamber of Deputies by Nicolás Monckeberg (RN) and Cristina Girardi (PPD) as part of the 18th electoral district, (together with Cerro Navia and Quinta Normal). The commune is represented in the Senate by Guido Girardi Lavín (PPD) and Jovino Novoa Vásquez (UDI) as part of the 7th senatorial constituency (Santiago-West).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Asociación Chilena de Municipalidades" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 25 September 2002. Retrieved 27 January 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Municipality of Lo Prado" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 25 September 2002. Retrieved 27 January 2011.
  3. ^ a b c d "National Statistics Institute" (in Spanish). Retrieved 13 December 2010.
  4. ^ "Chile Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Archived from the original on 11 September 2007. Retrieved 26 September 2010.
  5. ^ "Chile Summer Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Archived from the original on 11 September 2007. Retrieved 26 September 2010.
  6. ^ a b "System of Regional Information". Ministry of Planning of Chile (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 23 August 2010. Retrieved 13 September 2010.
  7. ^ "Poverty in the Santiago Metropolitan Region" (PDF). Ministry of Planning of Chile (in Spanish). Archived from the original (PDF) on August 24, 2007.
  8. ^ "The Trajectories of Human Development in the Communes of Chile (1994-2003)" (PDF). Government of Chile, Mideplán (in Spanish). UNDP. Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 July 2011. Retrieved 13 September 2010.