|City and Commune|
|Coordinates (city): Coordinates:|
|• Alcalde||Jorge Fuentes|
|• Total||599.1 km2 (231.3 sq mi)|
|Elevation||177 m (581 ft)|
|Population (2012 Census)|
|• Density||33/km2 (84/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CLT (UTC−4)|
|• Summer (DST)||CLST (UTC−3)|
|Area code(s)||country 56 + city 41|
According to the 2002 census of the National Statistics Institute, Los Álamos spans an area of 599.1 km2 (231 sq mi) and has 18,632 inhabitants (9,456 men and 9,176 women). Of these, 16,394 (88%) lived in urban areas and 2,238 (12%) in rural areas. Between the 1992 and 2002 censuses, the population grew by 10.4% (1,762 persons).
The commune includes the locality of Antihuala.
As a commune, Los Álamos 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 Lautaro Melita Vinett (PS).
Within the electoral divisions of Chile, Los Álamos is represented in the Chamber of Deputies by Manuel Monsalve (PS) and Iván Norambuena (UDI) as part of the 46th electoral district, (together with Lota, Lebu, Arauco, Curanilahue, Cañete, Contulmo and Tirúa). The commune is represented in the Senate by Victor Pérez Varela (UDI) and Mariano Ruiz -Esquide Jara (PDC) as part of the 13th senatorial constituency (Biobío-Coast).
- (Spanish) Municipality of Los Álamos