Graneros is a Chilean commune and city in Cachapoal Province, O'Higgins Region.

Hodgkinson House in Graneros (2012).
Hodgkinson House in Graneros (2012).

Location of the Graneros commune in O'Higgins Region
Graneros is located in Chile
Location in Chile
Coordinates (city): 34°03′53″S 70°43′35″W / 34.06472°S 70.72639°W / -34.06472; -70.72639
RegionO'Higgins Region
ProvinceCachapoal Province
 • TypeMunicipality
 • AlcaldeClaudio Segovia
 • Total112.7 km2 (43.5 sq mi)
113 m (371 ft)
 (2012 Census)[2]
 • Total30,320
 • Density270/km2 (700/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Rural
 • Men12,992
 • Women12,969
Area code(+56) 72
WebsiteOfficial website (in Spanish)

Demographics Edit

According to the 2002 census of the National Statistics Institute, Graneros spans an area of 112.7 km2 (44 sq mi) and has 25,961 inhabitants (12,992 men and 12,969 women). Of these, 22,674 (87.3%) lived in urban areas and 3,287 (12.7%) in rural areas. The population grew by 15.6% (3,508 persons) between the 1992 and 2002 censuses.[2]

Administration Edit

As a commune, Graneros 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 Juan Pablo Díaz Burgos. The council has the following members:[1]

  • Juan Carlos Reyes
  • Antonio Pereira
  • Miguel Gutierrez L.
  • Carlos Ortega
  • Raquel Campos
  • Ximena Jeldres

Within the electoral divisions of Chile, Graneros is represented in the Chamber of Deputies by Eugenio Bauer (UDI) and Ricardo Rincón (PDC) as part of the 33rd electoral district, together with Mostazal, Codegua, Machalí, Requínoa, Rengo, Olivar, Doñihue, Coinco, Coltauco, Quinta de Tilcoco and Malloa. The commune is represented in the Senate by Andrés Chadwick Piñera (UDI) and Juan Pablo Letelier Morel (PS) as part of the 9th senatorial constituency (O'Higgins Region).

References Edit

  1. ^ a b "Municipality of Graneros" (in Spanish). Retrieved 10 November 2010.
  2. ^ a b c d "National Statistics Institute" (in Spanish). Retrieved 10 November 2010.

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