Padre Las Casas, Chile

Padre Las Casas (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈpaðɾe las ˈkasas]) is a Chilean city and commune located in Cautín Province, Araucanía Region. Padre Las Casas spans a landlocked area of 400.7 km2 (155 sq mi).[2]

Padre Las Casas
Coat of arms of Padre Las Casas
Coat of arms
Location of the commune of Padre Las Casas in the Araucanía Region
Location of the commune of Padre Las Casas in the Araucanía Region
Location in Chile
Location in Chile
Padre Las Casas
Location in Chile
Coordinates: 38°46′S 72°36′W / 38.767°S 72.600°W / -38.767; -72.600Coordinates: 38°46′S 72°36′W / 38.767°S 72.600°W / -38.767; -72.600
CountryChile
RegionAraucanía
ProvinceCautín
Established2 June 1995
Named forBartolomé de las Casas
Government
 • TypeMunicipality
 • AlcaldeJuan Eduardo Delgado Castro
Area
 • Total400.7 km2 (154.7 sq mi)
Elevation
86 m (282 ft)
Population
 (2012 Census)[2]
 • Total72,892
 • Density180/km2 (470/sq mi)
 • Urban
33,697
 • Rural
25,098
Demonym(s)Padrelascasino
Sex
 • Men29,327
 • Women29,468
Time zoneUTC−4 (CLT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−3 (CLST)
Area code(s)56 + 45
WebsiteOfficial website (in Spanish)

DemographicsEdit

According to the 2002 census of the National Statistics Institute, Padre Las Casas spans an area of 400.7 km2 (155 sq mi) and has 58,795 inhabitants (29,327 men and 29,468 women). Of these, 33,697 (57.3%) lived in urban areas and 25,098 (42.7%) in rural areas. Between the 1992 and 2002 censuses, the population grew by 26.9% (12,470 persons).[2]

AdministrationEdit

As a commune, Padre Las Casas is a third-level administrative division of Chile administered by a communal council, headed by an alcalde who is directly elected every four years. The 2008-2012 alcalde is Juan Eduardo Delgado Castro. The communal council has the following members:[1]

  • José Bravos Burgos (RN)
  • Raúl Henríquez Burgos (Independent)
  • Ana María Soto Cea (PPD)
  • Jaime Catriel Quidequeo (RN)
  • Alex Henríquez Araneda (UDI)
  • Sergio Sandoval Benavente (DC)

Within the electoral divisions of Chile, Padre Las Casas belongs to the 50th electoral district and 15th senatorial constituency.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Municipality of Padre Las Casas" (in Spanish). Retrieved 28 July 2010.
  2. ^ a b c d e "National Statistics Institute" (in Spanish). Retrieved 1 May 2010.

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