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Río Ibáñez is a commune in General Carrera Province, Aisén Region, Chile. It is named after Ibáñez River, a major tributary of General Carrera Lake.

Río Ibáñez
Puerto Ingeniero Ibáñez
Puerto Ingeniero Ibáñez at the General Carrera Lake
Coat of arms
Coat of arms
Map of the Río Ibáñez commune in Aisén Region
Map of the Río Ibáñez commune in Aisén Region
Location in Chile
Location in Chile
Río Ibáñez
Location in Chile
Coordinates: 46°18′S 71°56′W / 46.300°S 71.933°W / -46.300; -71.933Coordinates: 46°18′S 71°56′W / 46.300°S 71.933°W / -46.300; -71.933
CountryChile
RegionAisén
ProvinceGeneral Carrera
SeatPuerto Ingeniero Ibáñez
Government
 • TypeMunicipality
 • AlcaldeLuis Alarcón Escobar (UDI)
Area
 • Total5,997.2 km2 (2,315.5 sq mi)
Elevation
218 m (715 ft)
Population
 (2012 Census)[3]
 • Total2,208
 • Density0.37/km2 (0.95/sq mi)
 • Urban
0
 • Rural
2,477
Sex
 • Men1,357
 • Women1,120
Time zoneUTC-4 (CLT [4])
 • Summer (DST)UTC-3 (CLST [5])
Area code(s)56 + 67
ClimateCsb
WebsiteMunicipality of Río Ibáñez

The commune includes the localities of Puerto Ingeniero Ibáñez, Villa Cerro Castillo, Bahía Murta, Puerto Eulogio Sánchez and Puerto Río Tranquilo.

DemographicsEdit

According to the 2002 census of the National Statistics Institute, Río Ibáñez spans an area of 5,997.2 km2 (2,316 sq mi) and has 2,477 inhabitants (1,357 men and 1,120 women), making the commune an entirely rural area. The population fell by 10.6% (295 persons) between the 1992 and 2002 censuses.[3]

AdministrationEdit

As a commune, Río Ibáñez 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 Alarcón Escobar (UDI).[1][2]

Within the electoral divisions of Chile, Río Ibáñez is represented in the Chamber of Deputies by René Alinco (PDC) and David Sandoval (UDI) as part of the 59th electoral district, which includes the entire Aisén Region. The commune is represented in the Senate by Antonio Horvath Kiss (RN) and Patricio Walker Prieto (PDC) as part of the 18th senatorial constituency (Aisén Region).

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Asociación Chilena de Municipalidades" (in Spanish). Retrieved 27 January 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Municipality of Río Ibáñez" (in Spanish). Retrieved 27 January 2011.
  3. ^ a b c d "National Statistics Institute" (in Spanish). Retrieved 27 January 2010.
  4. ^ "Chile Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Archived from the original on 2010-07-13. Retrieved 2010-07-29. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  5. ^ "Chile Summer Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Archived from the original on 2007-09-11. Retrieved 2010-07-29. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)

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