Peralillo

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Peralillo
Town and Commune
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Map of Peralillo commune in O'Higgins Region
Map of Peralillo commune in O'Higgins Region
Location in Chile
Location in Chile
Peralillo
Location in Chile
Coordinates (city): 34°29′15″S 71°29′30″W / 34.48750°S 71.49167°W / -34.48750; -71.49167Coordinates: 34°29′15″S 71°29′30″W / 34.48750°S 71.49167°W / -34.48750; -71.49167
Country Chile Chile
Region O'Higgins Region O'Higgins
Province Colchagua Province Colchagua
Government[1]
 • Type Municipality
 • Alcalde Fabián Guajardo León
Area[2]
 • Total 282.6 km2 (109.1 sq mi)
Elevation 125 m (410 ft)
Population (2012 Census)[2]
 • Total 10,682
 • Density 38/km2 (98/sq mi)
 • Urban 5,882
 • Rural 3,847
Sex[2]
 • Men 5,007
 • Women 4,722
Time zone CLT [3] (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) CLST [4] (UTC-3)
Area code(s) 56 + 72
Website Municipality of Peralillo

Peralillo is a Chilean town and commune in Colchagua Province, O'Higgins Region.

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2002 census of the National Statistics Institute, Peralillo spans an area of 282.6 km2 (109 sq mi) and has 9,729 inhabitants (5,007 men and 4,722 women). Of these, 5,882 (60.5%) lived in urban areas and 3,847 (39.5%) in rural areas. The population grew by 6.4% (585 persons) between the 1992 and 2002 censuses.[2]

Administration[edit]

As a commune, Peralillo is a third-level administrative division of Chile administered by a municipal council, headed by an alcalde who is directly elected every four years.[1]

Within the electoral divisions of Chile, Peralillo is represented in the Chamber of Deputies by Mr. Ramón Barros (UDI) and Mr. Juan Carlos Latorre (PDC) as part of the 35th electoral district, (together with Placilla, Nancagua, Chépica, Santa Cruz, Lolol, Pumanque, Palmilla, Navidad, Litueche, La Estrella, Pichilemu, Marchihue and Paredones). The commune is represented in the Senate by Alejandro García-Huidobro Sanfuentes (UDI) and Juan Pablo Letelier Morel (PS) as part of the 9th senatorial constituency (O'Higgins Region).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Municipality of Peralillo" (in Spanish). Retrieved 13 December 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c d "National Statistics Institute" (in Spanish). Retrieved 13 December 2010. 
  3. ^ "Chile Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Retrieved 2010-07-28. 
  4. ^ "Chile Summer Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Retrieved 2010-07-28. 

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