Río Bueno, Chile

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Río Bueno
City and Commune
Flag of Río Bueno
Coat of arms of Río Bueno
Coat of arms
Location of the Río Bueno commune in Los Ríos Region
Location of the Río Bueno commune in Los Ríos Region
Location in Chile
Location in Chile
Río Bueno
Location in Chile
Coordinates (city): 40°19′S 72°58′W / 40.317°S 72.967°W / -40.317; -72.967Coordinates: 40°19′S 72°58′W / 40.317°S 72.967°W / -40.317; -72.967
Country Chile
Region Los Ríos
Province Ranco
Founded as Río Bueno
Founded 1778
Government[1] [2]
 • Type Municipality
 • Alcalde Luis Reyes Alvarez (UDI)
 • Total 2,211.7 km2 (853.9 sq mi)
Elevation 43 m (141 ft)
Population (2012 Census)[3]
 • Total 31,366
 • Density 14/km2 (37/sq mi)
 • Urban 15,054
 • Rural 17,573
 • Men 16,418
 • Women 16,209
Time zone CLT (UTC−4)
 • Summer (DST) CLST (UTC−3)
Area code(s) 56 + 63
Website Municipality of Río Bueno

Río Bueno is a city and commune in southern Chile administered by the Municipality of Río Bueno. It is located in Ranco Province in Los Ríos Region. Río Bueno takes its name from the Bueno River which flows through the city and commune. Rio Bueno is one of the better rivers to fish.


According to the 2002 census of the National Statistics Institute, Río Bueno spans an area of 2,211.7 km2 (854 sq mi) and has 32,627 inhabitants (16,418 men and 16,209 women). Of these, 15,054 (46.1%) lived in urban areas and 17,573 (53.9%) in rural areas.Between the 1992 and 2002 censuses, the population fell by 1.1% (354 persons).[3]


As a commune, Río Bueno 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 Luis Reyes Alvarez (UDI).[1][2]

Within the electoral divisions of Chile, Río Bueno is represented in the Chamber of Deputies by Enrique Jaramillo (PDC) and Gastón Von Mühlenbrock (UDI) as part of the 54th electoral district, (together with Panguipulli, Los Lagos, Futrono, Lago Ranco, La Unión and Paillaco). The commune is represented in the Senate by Andrés Allamand (RN) and Eduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle (PDC) as part of the 16th senatorial constituency (Los Ríos Region).

Río Bueno on the map

External links[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Asociación Chilena de Municipalidades" (in Spanish). Retrieved 27 January 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Municipality of Río Bueno" (in Spanish). Retrieved 27 January 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c d "National Statistics Institute" (in Spanish). Retrieved 27 January 2010.