Río Bueno, Chile

Río Bueno is a city and commune in southern Chile administered by the Municipality of Río Bueno. It is located in Ranco Province in Los Ríos Region. Río Bueno takes its name from the Bueno River which flows through the city and commune. Rio Bueno is one of the better rivers to fish.

Río Bueno
Flag of Río Bueno
Coat of arms of Río Bueno
Location of the Río Bueno commune in Los Ríos Region
Location in Chile
Location in Chile
Río Bueno
Location in Chile
Coordinates (city): 40°19′S 72°58′W / 40.317°S 72.967°W / -40.317; -72.967Coordinates: 40°19′S 72°58′W / 40.317°S 72.967°W / -40.317; -72.967
CountryChile
RegionLos Ríos
ProvinceRanco
Founded asRío Bueno
Founded1778
Government
 • TypeMunicipality
 • AlcaldeLuis Reyes Alvarez (UDI)
Area
 • Total2,211.7 km2 (853.9 sq mi)
Elevation
43 m (141 ft)
Population
 (2012 Census)[3]
 • Total31,366
 • Density14/km2 (37/sq mi)
 • Urban
15,054
 • Rural
17,573
Sex
 • Men16,418
 • Women16,209
Time zoneUTC−4 (CLT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−3 (CLST)
Area code(s)56 + 63
WebsiteMunicipality of Río Bueno

DemographicsEdit

According to the 2002 census of the National Statistics Institute, Río Bueno spans an area of 2,211.7 km2 (854 sq mi) and has 32,627 inhabitants (16,418 men and 16,209 women). Of these, 15,054 (46.1%) lived in urban areas and 17,573 (53.9%) in rural areas. Between the 1992 and 2002 censuses, the population fell by 1.1% (354 persons).[3]

AdministrationEdit

As a commune, Río Bueno 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 Luis Reyes Alvarez (UDI).[1][2]

Within the electoral divisions of Chile, Río Bueno 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, Los Lagos, Futrono, Lago Ranco, La Unión and Paillaco. The commune is represented in the Senate during the 2014–2022 period by Alfonso de Urresti (PS) and Ena von Baer (UDI) as part of the 16th senatorial constituency (Los Ríos Region).

 
Río Bueno on the map

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Asociación Chilena de Municipalidades" (in Spanish). Retrieved 27 January 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Municipality of Río Bueno" (in Spanish). Retrieved 27 January 2011.
  3. ^ a b c d "National Statistics Institute" (in Spanish). Retrieved 27 January 2010.

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