Map of the Yungay commune in the Biobío Region
|Villa de Yungay||20 January 1842|
|• Alcalde||Angel Castro Medina (PDC)|
|• Total||823.5 km2 (318.0 sq mi)|
|Elevation||268 m (879 ft)|
|Population (2012 Census)|
|• Density||21/km2 (53/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CLT (UTC−4)|
|• Summer (DST)||CLST (UTC−3)|
|Area code(s)||56 + 42|
|Website||Municipality of Yungay|
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).
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:
- 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).
- "Municipality of Yungay" (in Spanish). Retrieved 1 September 2010.
- "Government of Chile: SUBDERE - Alcaldes and Councilors" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on June 6, 2007. Retrieved 1 September 2010.
- "National Statistics Institute" (in Spanish). Retrieved 1 September 2010.
- (Spanish) Municipality of Yungay