Pozo Almonte

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Pozo Almonte
Coat of arms
Coat of arms
Map of Pica in Tarapacá Region
Map of Pica in Tarapacá Region
Location in Chile
Location in Chile
Pozo Almonte
Location in Chile
Coordinates (city): 20°16′S 69°48′W / 20.267°S 69.800°W / -20.267; -69.800Coordinates: 20°16′S 69°48′W / 20.267°S 69.800°W / -20.267; -69.800
Country Chile
Region Tarapacá
ProvinceTamarugal
Founded1875
Government
 • TypeMunicipal council
Area
 • Total13,765.8 km2 (5,315.0 sq mi)
Elevation
1,072 m (3,517 ft)
Population
 (2017 Census)[1]
 • Total15,711
 • Density1.1/km2 (3.0/sq mi)
 • Urban
8,987
 • Rural
6,724
Demonym(s)Pocino
Sex
 • Men6,521
 • Women4,309
Time zoneUTC−4 (CLT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−3 (CLST)
ClimateBWk
WebsiteOfficial website (in Spanish)

Pozo Almonte (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈposo alˈmonte]) is a city and commune of Chile located in the Tamarugal Province, I Region of Tarapacá. It is the capital of this newly created province. The city is located at 52 km (32 mi) from the region's capital, Iquique. It has over 15,000 inhabitants. The commune has an area of 13,766 km (8,554 mi) and borders the following communes: Iquique, Alto Hospicio, Huara, Pica, María Elena and Tocopilla (the last two being in Tocopilla Province).

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2017 census of the National Statistics Institute, Pozo Almonte had 15,711 inhabitants (8,987 men and 6,724 women). The population grew by 45% (4,881 persons) between the 2002 and 2017 censuses.[1]

Administration[edit]

As a commune, Pozo Almonte 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, Pozo Almonte is represented in the Chamber of Deputies by Mrs. Marta Isasi (Ind.) and Mr. Hugo Gutiérrez (PC) as part of the 2nd electoral district, which includes the entire Tarapacá Region.The commune is represented in the Senate by Fulvio Rossi Ciocca (PS) and Jaime Orpis Bouchon (UDI) as part of the 1st senatorial constituency (Arica and Parinacota Region and Tarapacá Region).

Map of the Pozo Almonte region, east of Iquique

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "National Statistics Institute" (in Spanish). Retrieved 3 January 2019.

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