El Monte is a Chilean city and commune in Talagante Province, Santiago Metropolitan Region. As of 2007, it had a population of 29,568.

El Monte
Plaza in El Monte
Plaza in El Monte
Location of the El Monte commune in the Santiago Metropolitan Region
Location in the El Monte commune in the Santiago Metropolitan Region
Location in Chile
Location in Chile
El Monte
Location in Chile
Coordinates (city): 33°41′S 71°1′W / 33.683°S 71.017°W / -33.683; -71.017Coordinates: 33°41′S 71°1′W / 33.683°S 71.017°W / -33.683; -71.017
CountryChile
RegionSantiago
ProvinceTalagante
Government
 • TypeMunicipality
 • AlcaldeFrancisco Gómez Ramírez (PS)
Area
 • Total118.1 km2 (45.6 sq mi)
Area rank3
Elevation
239 m (784 ft)
Population
 (2002 Census)[3]
 • Total26,459
 • Rank4
 • Density220/km2 (580/sq mi)
 • Urban
22,284
 • Rural
4,175
Sex
 • Men13,334
 • Women13,125
Time zoneUTC-4 (CLT [4])
 • Summer (DST)UTC-3 (CLST [5])
Area code(s)56 + 53
WebsiteMunicipality de El Monte

GeographyEdit

El Monte can be found on the north bank of the Mapocho River in the Chilean Central Valley approximately 55 km (34 mi) southwest of the metropolitan area of Santiago. The commune spans an area of 118.1 km2 (46 sq mi).[3]

DemographicsEdit

According to 2002 census of the National Statistics Institute, El Monte spans an area of 118.1 km2 (46 sq mi) and had 26,459 inhabitants (13,334 men and 13,125 women). Of these, 22,284 (84.2%) lived in urban areas and 4,175 (15.8%) in rural areas. The population grew by 20.9% (4,577 persons) between the 1992 and 2002 censuses.[3]

AdministrationEdit

As a commune, El Monte 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 alcalde is Francisco Gómez Ramírez (PS).[1][2] The communal council has the following members:

  • Juan Pablo Gómez Ramírez (PDC)
  • Rossana Sanhueza Muñoz (IND)
  • Mario Varela Montero (UDI)
  • Guisela Rosales Reyes (IND)
  • Andres Maass Reyes (RN)
  • Rolando Ortega Valdivia (PDC)

Within the electoral divisions of Chile, El Monte is represented in the Chamber of Deputies by Denise Pascal (PS) and Gonzalo Uriarte (UDI) as part of the 31st electoral district, (together with Talagante, Peñaflor, Isla de Maipo, Melipilla, María Pinto, Curacaví, Alhué, San Pedro and Padre Hurtado). The commune is represented in the Senate by Guido Girardi Lavín (PPD) and Jovino Novoa Vásquez (UDI) as part of the 7th senatorial constituency (Santiago-West).

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Asociación Chilena de Municipalidades" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 7 July 2011. Retrieved 27 January 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Municipality of El Monte" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 7 July 2011. Retrieved 27 January 2011.
  3. ^ a b c d e "National Statistics Institute" (in Spanish). Retrieved 18 July 2010.
  4. ^ "Chile Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Archived from the original on 2007-09-11. Retrieved 2010-07-29.
  5. ^ "Chile Summer Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Archived from the original on 2007-09-11. Retrieved 2010-07-29.

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