Los Lagos, Chile

Los Lagos (Spanish pronunciation: [los ˈlaɣos]) is a Chilean city and commune in Valdivia Province, Los Ríos Region.

Los Lagos
Coat of arms
Coat of arms
Location of the Los Lagos commune in Los Rios Region
Location of the Los Lagos commune in Los Rios Region
Location in Chile
Location in Chile
Los Lagos
Location in Chile
Coordinates (city): 39°51′S 72°50′W / 39.850°S 72.833°W / -39.850; -72.833Coordinates: 39°51′S 72°50′W / 39.850°S 72.833°W / -39.850; -72.833
CountryChile
RegionLos Rios
ProvinceValdivia
Founded asQuinchilca
Founded22 December 1891
Government
 • TypeMunicipality
 • AlcaldeSamuel Torres Sepúlveda (Ind.)
Area
 • Total1,791.2 km2 (691.6 sq mi)
Elevation
31 m (102 ft)
Population
 (2002 Census)[3]
 • Total18,733
 • Density10/km2 (27/sq mi)
 • Urban
9,479
 • Rural
10,689
Sex
 • Men10,370
 • Women9,798
Time zoneUTC−4 (CLT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−3 (CLST)
Area code(s)56 + 63
WebsiteMunicipality of Los Lagos

DemographicsEdit

According to the 2002 census of the National Statistics Institute, Los Lagos spans an area of 1,791.2 km2 (692 sq mi) and has 20,168 inhabitants (10,370 men and 9,798 women). Of these, 9,479 (47%) lived in urban areas and 10,689 (53%) in rural areas. The population grew by 8.6% (1,604 persons) between the 1992 and 2002 censuses.[3]

It has a large German presence alike the entire Los Rios and Los Lagos Regions.

AdministrationEdit

As a commune, Los Lagos 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 Samuel Torres Sepúlveda (Ind.).[1][2]

Within the electoral divisions of Chile, Los Lagos is represented in the Chamber of Deputies by Enrique Jaramillo (PDC) and Gastón Von Mühlenbrock (UDI) as part of the 54th electoral district, (together with Panguipulli, Futrono, Lago Ranco, Río Bueno, La Unión and Paillaco). The commune is represented in the Senate by Andrés Allamand (RN) and Eduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle (PDC) as part of the 16th senatorial constituency (Los Ríos Region).

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Asociación Chilena de Municipalidades" (in Spanish). Retrieved 7 February 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Municipality of Los Lagos" (in Spanish). Retrieved 7 February 2011.
  3. ^ a b c d "National Statistics Institute" (in Spanish). Retrieved 13 December 2010.

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