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Concón is a Chilean city and commune in Valparaíso Province, Valparaíso Region. It is a major tourist center known for its beaches, balnearios (beachside resorts) and night life.

Concón
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Map of the Concón commune in the Valparaíso Region
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Concón
Location in Chile
Coordinates (city): 32°55′S 71°31′W / 32.917°S 71.517°W / -32.917; -71.517Coordinates: 32°55′S 71°31′W / 32.917°S 71.517°W / -32.917; -71.517
CountryChile
RegionValparaíso
ProvinceValparaíso
Founded28 December 1995
Government
 • TypeMunicipality
 • AlcaldeÓscar Sumonte González (Ind)
Area
 • Total76.0 km2 (29.3 sq mi)
Elevation
27 m (89 ft)
Population
 (2012 Census)[2]
 • Total37,169
 • Density490/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
 • Urban
31,558
 • Rural
715
Demonym(s)Conconino
Sex
 • Men15,713
 • Women16,560
Time zoneUTC-4 (CLT [3])
 • Summer (DST)UTC-3 (CLST [4])
Area code(s)country 56 + city 32
WebsiteOfficial website ‹See Tfd›(in Spanish)

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GeographyEdit

The commune of Concón spans an area of 76.0 km2 (29 sq mi).[2] It is located on the Pacific coast north of Reñaca, Viña del Mar and south of Quintero. The Aconcagua river ends at the north of the town.

Its three main beaches are Playa Negra, Amarilla and Boca. 50 hectares of dunes stretch along and above the coast, though only about 20 are protected, the rest being increasingly encroached by highrise apartment buildings.

DemographicsEdit

According to data from the 2002 Census of Population and Housing, the commune of Concón had 32,273 inhabitants; of these, 31,558 (97.8%) lived in urban areas and 715 (2.2%) in rural areas. At that time, there were 15,713 men and 16,560 women. Since then, the city has been one of the fastest growing in the country, The population grew by 71% (13,401 persons) between the 1992 and 2002 censuses. The 2010 population was more than 50,000.[citation needed]

[2] The demonym for a person from Concón is Conconino for a man or Conconina for a woman.

HistoryEdit

This location was first mentioned by Pedro de Valdivia in 1541. It was created as a municipality in 1899 but became part of Viña del Mar in 1927. A 1995 law again turned it into its own municipality.

AdministrationEdit

As a commune, Concón administered by a municipal council, which is headed by a directly elected alcalde. The current mayor is Oscar Sumonte González. The municipal council has the following members:[1] Jorge Valdovinos Gómez, Maria José Aguirre Neuenschwander, Rodolfo Moya Spuler, Marcial Ortiz Flores, Gabriela Orfali Abud y Adriana Marinetti García.

Within the electoral divisions of Chile, Concón is represented in the Chamber of Deputies by Edmundo Eluchans (UDI) and Rodrigo González as part of the 14th electoral district, (together with Viña del Mar). The commune is represented in the Senate by Francisco Chahuán Chahuán (RN) and Ricardo Lagos Weber (PPD) as part of the 6th senatorial constituency (Valparaíso-Coast).

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Municipality of Concón (in Spanish), archived from the original on 12 September 2010, retrieved 15 November 2010
  2. ^ a b c d e "National Statistics Institute" (in Spanish). Retrieved 1 May 2010.
  3. ^ "Chile Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Archived from the original on 11 September 2007. Retrieved 6 August 2010.
  4. ^ "Chile Summer Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Archived from the original on 11 September 2007. Retrieved 6 August 2010.

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