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Mostazal (Spanish pronunciation: [mostaˈsal]) is a Chilean commune in Cachapoal Province, O'Higgins Region. The capital of the commune is the city of San Francisco de Mostazal.

Mostazal
Tronco creek and CPP biomase plant
Tronco creek and CPP biomase plant
Map of Mostazal commune in O'Higgins Region
Map of Mostazal commune in O'Higgins Region
Location in Chile
Location in Chile
Mostazal
Location in Chile
Coordinates: 33°59′S 70°41′W / 33.983°S 70.683°W / -33.983; -70.683Coordinates: 33°59′S 70°41′W / 33.983°S 70.683°W / -33.983; -70.683
CountryChile
RegionO'Higgins Region
ProvinceCachapoal Province
Government
 • TypeMunicipality
 • AlcaldeSergio Medel Acosta
Area
 • Total523.9 km2 (202.3 sq mi)
Elevation
486 m (1,594 ft)
Population
 (2012 Census)[2]
 • Total23,430
 • Density45/km2 (120/sq mi)
 • Urban
17,903
 • Rural
3,963
Sex
 • Men11,038
 • Women10,828
Area code(s)(+56) 72
WebsiteMunicipality of Mostazal

GeographyEdit

The commune spans an area of 523.9 km2 (202 sq mi).[2] The Plaza de San Francisco has an elevation of 500 m (1,640 ft).

DemographicsEdit

According to the 2002 census of the National Statistics Institute, Mostazal has 21,866 inhabitants (11,038 men and 10,828 women). Of these, 17,903 (81.9%) lived in urban areas and 3,963 (18.1%) in rural areas. The population grew by 20.6% (3,728 persons) between the 1992 and 2002 censuses.[2]

AdministrationEdit

As a commune, Mostazal 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 Sergio Medel Acosta. The council has the following members:[1]

  • Sergio Medel Acosta
  • Denisse Leon Cantillana
  • Gonzalo Meza Vannini
  • Juan Carlos Zuñiga Armijo
  • Wildo Ibarra Quijada
  • Sandro Acevedo Jara

Within the electoral divisions of Chile, Mostazal is represented in the Chamber of Deputies by Mr. Eugenio Bauer (UDI) and Mr. Ricardo Rincón (PDC) as part of the 33rd electoral district, (together with Graneros, 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).

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Municipality of Mostazal" (in Spanish). Retrieved 28 October 2010.
  2. ^ a b c d e "National Statistics Institute" (in Spanish). Retrieved 30 November 2010.

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