Yungay, Chile

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Coat of arms
Coat of arms
Map of the Yungay commune in the Biobío Region
Map of the Yungay commune in the Biobío Region
Location in Chile
Location in Chile
Location in Chile
Coordinates: 37°07′11″S 72°01′09″W / 37.11972°S 72.01917°W / -37.11972; -72.01917Coordinates: 37°07′11″S 72°01′09″W / 37.11972°S 72.01917°W / -37.11972; -72.01917
Country Chile
Region Biobío
Province Ñuble
Villa de Yungay 20 January 1842
 • Type Municipality
 • Alcalde Angel Castro Medina (PDC)
 • Total 823.5 km2 (318.0 sq mi)
Elevation 268 m (879 ft)
Population (2012 Census)[3]
 • Total 16,949
 • Density 21/km2 (53/sq mi)
 • Urban 11,469
 • Rural 5,345
 • Men 8565
 • Women 8249
Time zone CLT (UTC−4)
 • Summer (DST) CLST (UTC−3)
Area code(s) 56 + 42
Climate Csb
Website Municipality of Yungay

Yungay is a Chilean town and commune in Ñuble Province, Biobío Region. The commune spans an area of 823.5 km (512 mi).[3]


According to data from the 2002 Census of Population and Housing, the Yungay commune had 16,814 inhabitants; of these, 11,469 (68.2%) lived in urban areas and 5,345 (31.8%) in rural areas. At that time, there were 8,565 men and 8,249 women residing in the commune. The commune grew 10% in population between the censuses of 1992 and 2002 (1.0% annual growth).[3]


As a commune, Yungay is a third-level administrative division of Chile administered by a municipal council, headed by an alcalde who is directly elected every four years. For the years 2008-2012, the alcalde is Angel Castro Medina (PDC), and the council members are:[1][2]

  • Alex Patricio Albornoz Toro (RN)
  • Víctor Ramiro Palma Cruces (RN)
  • Luis Santibáñez Bastidas (UDI)
  • Inés María González Lara (PDC)
  • Alejandro Chávez Hidalgo (PPD)
  • Ceferino Olivera Navarro (Ind.-PS)

Within the electoral divisions of Chile, Yungay (together with Chillán, Coihueco, Pinto, San Ignacio, Chile, El Carmen, Pemuco and Chillán Viejo) is represented in the Chamber of Deputies as a part of the 41st electoral district. The commune is represented in the Senate as part of the 13th senatorial constituency (Biobío Coast).

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Municipality of Yungay" (in Spanish). Retrieved 1 September 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Government of Chile: SUBDERE - Alcaldes and Councilors" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on June 6, 2007. Retrieved 1 September 2010. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "National Statistics Institute" (in Spanish). Retrieved 1 September 2010. 

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