Tomé

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Tomé
City and Commune
View from Navidad Hill
View from Navidad Hill
Coat of arms of Tomé
Coat of arms
Location of the Tomé commune in Biobío Region
Location of the Tomé commune in Biobío Region
Tomé is located in Chile
Tomé
Tomé
Location of the Tomé commune in Biobío Region
Coordinates (city): 36°37′S 72°57′W / 36.617°S 72.950°W / -36.617; -72.950Coordinates: 36°37′S 72°57′W / 36.617°S 72.950°W / -36.617; -72.950
CountryChile
RegionBiobío
ProvinceConcepción
Founded1544
Government[1][2]
 • TypeMunicipality
 • AlcaldeIvonne Rivas
Area[3]
 • Total494.5 km2 (190.9 sq mi)
Elevation12 m (39 ft)
Population (2012 Census)[3]
 • Total53,219
 • Density110/km2 (280/sq mi)
 • Urban45,959
 • Rural6,481
Sex[3]
 • Men25,263
 • Women27,177
Time zoneUTC−4 (CLT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−3 (CLST)
Area code(s)56 + 41
WebsiteOfficial website (in Spanish)

Tomé is a port city and commune in the Biobío Region of Chile. It is bordered by Coelemu to the north, Ránquil and Florida to the east, Penco to the south, and the Pacific Ocean to the west. The local economy is based mainly on textile manufacturing and fishing industry.

History[edit]

27 February 2010 quake[edit]

The 8.8 magnitude 27 February 2010 earthquake greatly affected Tome, Constitucion, Concepcion, Talcahuano.[4]

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2002 census of the National Statistics Institute, Tomé spans an area of 494.5 km2 (191 sq mi) and has 52,440 inhabitants (25,263 men and 27,177 women). Of these, 45,959 (87.6%) lived in urban areas and 6,481 (12.4%) in rural areas. The population grew by 6.4% (3,156 persons) between the 1992 and 2002 censuses.[3]

The commune includes the localities of Rafael, Menque, Cocholgüe, Punta de Parra and Dichato.

Education[edit]

Previously the area had a German school, ( but nobody in Tomé ever learned German) Deutsche Schule Tomé. The City have many good primary schools and high schools. Universidad de Concepción, one of the best universities of Chile is 30 minutes away.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Asociación Chilena de Municipalidades" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 8 March 2011. Retrieved 23 February 2011.
  2. ^ "Municipality of Tomé" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 8 March 2011. Retrieved 23 February 2011.
  3. ^ a b c d "National Statistics Institute" (in Spanish). Retrieved 13 December 2010.
  4. ^ ABC News (Australia), "Chile's coastal villages face uncertain future", Sarah Dingle, 4 March 2010 (accessed 4 March 2010)
  5. ^ " Deutscher Bundestag 4. Wahlperiode Drucksache IV/3672" (Archive). Bundestag (West Germany). 23 June 1965. Retrieved on 12 March 2016. p. 23/51.

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