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Cholchol is a Chilean town and commune located in Cautín Province, Araucanía Region. The commune was created by Law 19,944 on April 22, 2004 by dividing off the northern area of the existing Nueva Imperial commune.[1]

Cholchol
Location of the Cholchol commune in the Araucanía Region
Location of the Cholchol commune in the Araucanía Region
Location in Chile
Location in Chile
Cholchol
Location in Chile
Nickname(s): 
chol chol city
Coordinates: 38°36′S 72°50′W / 38.600°S 72.833°W / -38.600; -72.833Coordinates: 38°36′S 72°50′W / 38.600°S 72.833°W / -38.600; -72.833
CountryChile
RegionAraucanía
ProvinceCautín
Government
 • TypeMunicipality
 • AlcaldeLuis Huirilef Barra
Area
 • Total427.9 km2 (165.2 sq mi)
Elevation
22 m (72 ft)
Population
 (11.611 censo 2017)[2]
 • Total10,382
 • Density24/km2 (63/sq mi)
 • Urban
3,355
 • Rural
6,710
Time zoneUTC-4 (CLT[3])
 • Summer (DST)UTC-3 (CLST[4])
Area code(s)(+56) 45
WebsiteMunicipality of Cholchol

DemographicsEdit

According to the 2002 census of the National Statistics Institute, Cholchol spans an area of 4,257.9 km2 (1,644 sq mi) and has 10,065 inhabitants. Of these, 3,355 (33.3%) lived in urban areas and 6,710 (66.7%) in rural areas. The population grew by 9.3% (859 persons) between the 1992 and 2002 censuses.[2]

AdministrationEdit

As a commune, Cholchol is a third-level administrative division of Chile administered by a communal council, headed by an alcalde who is directly elected every four years. The 2012-presente alcalde is Luis Huirilef Barra ([[[5])]]). The communal council has the following members:[1]

  • Julio Torres López (UDI)
  • Silvia Francisca Huirilef Barra (PPD)
  • José Amador Matamala Molina (RN)
  • Juan Neculhual Tropa (PPD)
  • Israel Gutiérrez Narváez (DC)
  • Samuel Curamil Huircapán (UDI)

Within the electoral divisions of Chile, Cholchol belongs to the 51st electoral district and 15th senatorial constituency.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Municipality of Cholchol" (in Spanish). Retrieved 6 September 2010.
  2. ^ a b c "Territorial division of Chile" (PDF) (in Spanish). Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 November 2010. Retrieved 13 December 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. ^ "Chile Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Archived from the original on 2007-09-11. Retrieved 2010-07-27. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  4. ^ "Chile Summer Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Archived from the original on 2007-09-11. Retrieved 2010-07-27. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  5. ^ https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Partido_Comunista_de_Chile. Missing or empty |title= (help)[circular reference]

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