Río Hurtado

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Río Hurtado
Río Hurtado
Río Hurtado
Comuna de Río Hurtado.svg
Location in Chile
Location in Chile
Río Hurtado
Location in Chile
Coordinates: 30°16′S 70°40′W / 30.267°S 70.667°W / -30.267; -70.667Coordinates: 30°16′S 70°40′W / 30.267°S 70.667°W / -30.267; -70.667
Country Chile
Region Coquimbo
Province Limarí
 • Type Municipality
 • Alcalde Gary Valenzuela Rojas
 • Total 2,117.2 km2 (817.5 sq mi)
Area rank 3
Elevation 1,332 m (4,370 ft)
Population (2012 Census)[2]
 • Total 4,137
 • Rank 5
 • Density 2.0/km2 (5.1/sq mi)
 • Urban 0
 • Rural 4,771
 • Men 2,445
 • Women 2,326
Time zone CLT [3] (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) CLST [4] (UTC-3)
Area code(s) 56 + 53
Website Municipality of Río Hurtado

Río Hurtado is one of five communes in the Limarí Province of Chile's north-central IV Coquimbo Region.


As a commune, Río Hurtado 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 Gary Valenzuela Rojas.[1]

Within the electoral divisions of Chile, Río Hurtado is represented in the Chamber of Deputies by Pedro Velásquez (Ind.) and Matías Walker (PDC) as part of the 8th electoral district, (together with Coquimbo and Ovalle). The commune is represented in the Senate by Evelyn Matthei Fornet (UDI) and Jorge Pizarro Soto (PDC) as part of the 4th senatorial constituency (Coquimbo Region).


Río Hurtado spans an area of 2,117.2 km (1,316 mi).[2]


According to data from the 2002 Census of Population and Housing, the Río Hurtado commune had 4,771 inhabitants, all of whom are considered to live in rural areas, making it the least populous commune in the province. The Río Hurtado population represents 0.79% of regional population and 3.1% of the provincial population.[2]


  1. ^ a b (in Spanish)[citation needed]
  2. ^ a b c d e "National Statistics Institute" (in Spanish). Retrieved 1 May 2010. 
  3. ^ "Chile Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Retrieved 2010-07-29. 
  4. ^ "Chile Summer Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Retrieved 2010-07-29. 

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