Los Muermos

Los Muermos is a city and commune in Llanquihue Province, Los Lagos Region in southern Chile.

Los Muermos
Location of Los Muermos commune in Los Lagos Region
Location of Los Muermos commune in Los Lagos Region
Location in Chile
Location in Chile
Los Muermos
Location in Chile
Coordinates (city): 41°24′S 73°29′W / 41.400°S 73.483°W / -41.400; -73.483Coordinates: 41°24′S 73°29′W / 41.400°S 73.483°W / -41.400; -73.483
CountryChile
RegionLos Lagos
ProvinceLlanquihue
Government
 • TypeMunicipality
 • AlcaldeEmilio González Burgos (UDI)
Area
 • Total1,245.8 km2 (481.0 sq mi)
Elevation
149 m (489 ft)
Population
 (2012 Census)[2]
 • Total16,132
 • Density13/km2 (34/sq mi)
 • Urban
5,707
 • Rural
11,257
Sex
 • Men8,939
 • Women8,025
Time zoneUTC−4 (CLT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−3 (CLST)
Area code(s)56 + 65
Websitewww.muermos.cl

DemographicsEdit

According to the 2002 census of the National Statistics Institute, Los Muermos spans an area of 1,245.8 km2 (481 sq mi) and has 16,964 inhabitants (8,939 men and 8,025 women). Of these, 5,707 (33.6%) lived in urban areas and 11,257 (66.4%) in rural areas. The population fell by 0.5% (90 persons) between the 1992 and 2002 censuses.[2]

ClimateEdit

The climate in this area has mild differences between highs and lows, and there is adequate rainfall year-round. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Los Muermos has a marine west coast climate, abbreviated "Cfb" on climate maps.[3]

Climate data for Los Muermos
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 20
(68)
20
(68)
18
(64)
16
(60)
13
(56)
11
(52)
11
(51)
12
(53)
13
(56)
15
(59)
17
(62)
18
(65)
16
(60)
Average low °C (°F) 11
(52)
11
(52)
9
(49)
8
(47)
7
(44)
6
(43)
5
(41)
5
(41)
6
(42)
7
(44)
8
(47)
10
(50)
8
(46)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 120
(4.7)
110
(4.3)
150
(6.1)
190
(7.5)
280
(10.9)
250
(9.8)
270
(10.8)
240
(9.4)
160
(6.3)
140
(5.4)
140
(5.5)
140
(5.5)
2,200
(86)
Source: Weatherbase[4]

AdministrationEdit

As a commune, Los Muermos 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 Emilio González Burgos (UDI).[1]

Within the electoral divisions of Chile, Los Muermos is represented in the Chamber of Deputies by Fidel Espinoza (PS) and Carlos Recondo (UDI) as part of the 56th electoral district, (together with Puyehue, Río Negro, Purranque, Puerto Octay, Fresia, Frutillar, Llanquihue and Puerto Varas). The commune is represented in the Senate by Camilo Escalona Medina (PS) and Carlos Kuschel Silva (RN) as part of the 17th senatorial constituency (Los Lagos Region).

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Municipality of Los Muermos" (in Spanish). Retrieved 19 January 2011.
  2. ^ a b c d "National Statistics Institute" (in Spanish). Retrieved 13 December 2010.
  3. ^ Climate Summary for Los Muermos, Chile
  4. ^ "Weatherbase.com". Weatherbase. 2013. Retrieved on October 13, 2013.

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