Cerrillos, Chile

Cerrillos (Spanish for "hillocks") is a census-designated commune of Chile in Santiago Province, Santiago Metropolitan Region, integrated into the Greater Santiago conurbation. Was created in 1991 from a subdivision of the commune of Maipú

Cerrillos
Parque Bicentenario
Parque Bicentenario
Coat of arms
Coat of arms
Map of the Cerrillos commune within Greater Santiago
Map of the Cerrillos commune within Greater Santiago
Location in Chile
Location in Chile
Cerrillos
Location in Chile
Coordinates (city): 33°30′S 70°43′W / 33.500°S 70.717°W / -33.500; -70.717Coordinates: 33°30′S 70°43′W / 33.500°S 70.717°W / -33.500; -70.717
CountryChile
RegionSantiago Metro.
ProvinceSantiago
Founded17 March 1991
Government
 • TypeMunicipality
 • AlcaldeArturo Aguirre Gacitúa (PS)
Area
 • Total21.0 km2 (8.1 sq mi)
Elevation
517 m (1,696 ft)
Population
 (2006 projection)[4]
 • Total71,906
 • Density3,400/km2 (8,900/sq mi)
 • Urban
71,906
 • Rural
0
Demonym(s)Cerrillano
Sex
 • Men34,961
 • Women36,945
Time zoneUTC-4 (CLT [5])
 • Summer (DST)UTC-3 (CLST [6])
Area code(s)56 +
WebsiteMunicipality of Cerrillos

AdministrationEdit

As a commune, Cerrillos 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 2012-2016 mayor is Arturo Aguirre Gacitúa (PS), and the council has the following members:[2][3]

  • Juan De Dios Jiménez Retamal (RN)
  • Orfilia Castro Tobar (PPD)
  • María Luisa Figueroa Garrido (PS)
  • Cecilia Foncea Astudillo (DC)
  • Felipe Martinez Calderón (IND)
  • Guillermo Reeves Iriarte (RN)

Within the electoral divisions of Chile, Cerillos is represented in the Chamber of Deputies as a part of the 20th electoral district (together with Estación Central and Maipú). The commune is represented in the Senate as part of the 7th senatorial constituency (Santiago-West).

DemographicsEdit

According to the 2002 census of the National Statistics Institute, the commune spans an area of 21 km2 (8 sq mi) and has a population of 71,906[4] living in 19,811 households,[1] giving it a population density of 3,424.1/km2 (8,868/sq mi). At that time, there were 34,961 men and 36,945 women. The population fell 1.0% (743 persons) between the 1992 and 2002 censuses.[4]

Other statistics

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Administrative and Censual Political Division" (PDF) (in Spanish). Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 November 2010. Retrieved 13 September 2010.
  2. ^ a b "Asociación Chilena de Municipalidades" (in Spanish). Retrieved 27 January 2011.
  3. ^ a b "Municipality of Cerrillos" (in Spanish). Retrieved 27 January 2011.
  4. ^ a b c d e "INE - 2002 Census of Population and Housing" (in Spanish). Retrieved 13 September 2010.
  5. ^ "Chile Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Archived from the original on 11 September 2007. Retrieved 12 September 2010.
  6. ^ "Chile Summer Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Archived from the original on 11 September 2007. Retrieved 12 September 2010.
  7. ^ "System of Regional Information". Ministry of Planning of Chile (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 23 August 2010. Retrieved 12 September 2010.
  8. ^ "Poverty in the Santiago Metropolitan Region" (PDF). Ministry of Planning of Chile (in Spanish). Archived from the original (PDF) on August 24, 2007.
  9. ^ "The Trajectories of Human Development in the Communes of Chile (1994-2003)" (PDF). Government of Chile, Mideplán (in Spanish). UNDP. Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 July 2011. Retrieved 12 September 2010.

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