Monte Patria

Monte Patria is a city and one of four communes in the Limarí Province of Chile's north-central IV Coquimbo Region.

Monte Patria
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Coat of arms
Coat of arms
Comuna de Monte Patria.svg
Location in Chile
Location in Chile
Monte Patria
Location in Chile
Coordinates: 30°50′S 70°42′W / 30.833°S 70.700°W / -30.833; -70.700Coordinates: 30°50′S 70°42′W / 30.833°S 70.700°W / -30.833; -70.700
Country Chile
Region Coquimbo
ProvinceLimarí
Government
 • TypeMunicipality
 • AlcaldeJuan Carlos Castillo
Area
 • Total4,366.3 km2 (1,685.8 sq mi)
Area rank1
Elevation
1,046 m (3,432 ft)
Population
 (2012 Census)[2]
 • Total30,056
 • Rank2
 • Density6.9/km2 (18/sq mi)
 • Urban
13,340
 • Rural
16,936
Sex
 • Men15,351
 • Women14,925
Time zoneUTC−4 (CLT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−3 (CLST)
Area code(s)56 + 53
WebsiteMunicipality of Monte Patria

AdministrationEdit

As a commune, Monte Patria is a third-level administrative division of Chile administered by a Communal Council (Spanish: Consejo Comunal), headed by a directly elected alcalde. As of 2010, the alcalde is Juan Carlos Castillo.

Monte Patria belongs to the 9th electoral district and the 4th Senate District (Coquimbo Region). It is represented in the Chamber of Deputies of the National Congress by the Members Adriana Muñoz (PPD) and Luis Lemus (PRI). Currently, Coquimbo is represented in the Senate by Jorge Pizarro (PDC) and Evelyn Matthei (UDI).

GeographyEdit

Monte Patria spans an area of 4,366.3 km (2,713 mi).[2]

DemographicsEdit

According to data from the 2002 Census of Population and Housing, the Monte Patria commune had 30,276 inhabitants; of these, 13,340 (44.1%) lived in urban areas and 16,936 (55.9%) in rural areas. Thus, the Monte Patria population represents 5.1% of regional population and 19.2% of the provincial population. At that time, there were 15,351 men and 14,925 women residing in the commune.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Municipality of Monte Patria" (in Spanish). Retrieved 6 September 2010.
  2. ^ a b c d "National Statistics Institute" (in Spanish). Retrieved 1 May 2010.

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