Los Álamos is a Chilean commune and city in Arauco Province, Biobío Region.

Los Álamos


Coat of arms
Commune of Los Álamos in the Biobío Region
Location in Chile
Location in Chile
Los Álamos
Location in Chile
Coordinates (city): 37°37′38″S 73°27′43″W / 37.62722°S 73.46194°W / -37.62722; -73.46194Coordinates: 37°37′38″S 73°27′43″W / 37.62722°S 73.46194°W / -37.62722; -73.46194
CountryChile
RegionBiobío
ProvinceArauco
Government
 • TypeMunicipality
 • AlcaldeJorge Fuentes
Area
 • Total599.1 km2 (231.3 sq mi)
Elevation
177 m (581 ft)
Population
 (2012 Census)[3]
 • Total19,494
 • Density33/km2 (84/sq mi)
 • Urban
16,394
 • Rural
2,238
DemonymAlameño/a
Sex
 • Men9,456
 • Women9,176
Time zoneUTC−4 (CLT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−3 (CLST)
Area codecountry 56 + city 41
Websitewww.losalamos.cl (in Spanish)

DemographicsEdit

According to the 2002 census of the National Statistics Institute, Los Álamos spans an area of 599.1 km2 (231 sq mi) and has 18,632 inhabitants (9,456 men and 9,176 women). Of these, 16,394 (88%) lived in urban areas and 2,238 (12%) in rural areas. Between the 1992 and 2002 censuses, the population grew by 10.4% (1,762 persons).[3]

The commune includes the locality of Antihuala.

AdministrationEdit

As a commune, Los Álamos 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 Lautaro Melita Vinett (PS).[1][2] Since 2013 and until the present the alcalde of Los Álamos is Jorge Fuentes Fetis

Within the electoral divisions of Chile, Los Álamos is represented in the Chamber of Deputies by Manuel Monsalve (PS) and Iván Norambuena (UDI) as part of the 46th electoral district, together with Lota, Lebu, Arauco, Curanilahue, Cañete, Contulmo and Tirúa. The commune is represented in the Senate by Victor Pérez Varela (UDI) and Mariano Ruiz-Esquide Jara (PDC) as part of the 13th senatorial constituency (Biobío-Coast).

CultureEdit

In the literary field, Los Álamos stands out for its poets. Among these, one can name René Briones Sandoval, Maribel Castro Vergara, Olga Ester Garrido, Marta Díaz Pereira, María Rocha, Manuel Castro, Mac Karo, who were anthologized in the magazine Chonchón n°39, published in September 2020.[4] In addition, During the years 2018 and 2019, the poets of Los Álamos participated in the I and II Latin American Meeting of Poets and Narrators in Lebu, events that included the presence of authors from the Province of Arauco, such as Lidia Mansilla Valenzuela and Alejandro Concha M., and from abroad, such as Jorge Canales and Amapola, from El Salvador, Chary Gumeta and José Baroja, from Mexico, and Felicidad Batista, from Spain, among other participants.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Asociación Chilena de Municipalidades" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 21 April 2012. Retrieved 7 February 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Municipality of Los Álamos" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 21 April 2012. Retrieved 7 February 2011.
  3. ^ a b c d "National Statistics Institute" (in Spanish). Retrieved 7 February 2010.
  4. ^ "Chonchón n°39 Especial Los ÁLamos". calameo.com. Retrieved 2022-08-16.
  5. ^ "I Encuentro latinoamericano de poetas y narradores en Lebu". Poeta Alejandro Concha M. @estirpepoesia, Lota. Retrieved 2022-08-16.

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