Chiguayante (Spanish pronunciation: [ʃiɣwaˈʝante]) is a Chilean city and commune in Concepción Province, Biobío Region. It is part of Greater Concepción.

Chiguayante
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Coat of arms
Location of Chiguayante commune in the Biobío Region
Location in Chile
Location in Chile
Chiguayante
Location in Chile
Coordinates: 36°55′S 73°01′W / 36.917°S 73.017°W / -36.917; -73.017Coordinates: 36°55′S 73°01′W / 36.917°S 73.017°W / -36.917; -73.017
CountryChile
RegionBiobío
ProvinceConcepción
Established1996
Government
 • TypeMunicipality
 • AlcaldeTomás Solís Nava (PS)
Area
 • Total71.5 km2 (27.6 sq mi)
Elevation
249 m (817 ft)
Population
 (2012 Census)[3]
 • Total84,718
 • Density1,200/km2 (3,100/sq mi)
 • Urban
81,238
 • Rural
64
Demonym(s)Chiguayantino
Sex
 • Men38,524
 • Women42,778
Time zoneUTC−4 (CLT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−3 (CLST)
Area code(s)56 + 41
WebsiteOfficial website (in Spanish)

DemographicsEdit

According to the 2002 census of the National Statistics Institute, Chiguayante spans an area of 71.5 km2 (28 sq mi) and has 81,302 inhabitants (38,524 men and 42,778 women). Of these, 81,238 (99.9%) lived in urban areas and 64 (0.1%) in rural areas. The population grew by 44.2% (24,931 persons) between the 1992 and 2002 censuses.[3] It had an estimated 2010 population of 119,265.[citation needed]

AdministrationEdit

As a commune, Chiguayante 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 Tomás Solis Nova (PS).[1][2]

Within the electoral divisions of Chile, Chiguayante is represented in the Chamber of Deputies by José Miguel Ortiz (PDC) and Enrique Van Rysselberghe (UDI) as part of the 44th electoral district, (together with Concepción and San Pedro de la Paz). The commune is represented in the Senate by Alejandro Navarro Brain (MAS) and Hosain Sabag Castillo (PDC) as part of the 12th senatorial constituency (Biobío-Cordillera).

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Asociación Chilena de Municipalidades" (in Spanish). Retrieved 7 February 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Municipality of Chiguayante" (in Spanish). Retrieved 7 February 2011.
  3. ^ a b c d "National Statistics Institute" (in Spanish). Retrieved 13 December 2010.

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