San Pedro, Chile

San Pedro (Spanish pronunciation: [sam ˈpeðɾo]) is a commune of the Melipilla Province in central Chile's Santiago Metropolitan Region.

San Pedro
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Location in the Santiago Metropolitan Region
Location in Chile
Location in Chile
San Pedro
Location in Chile
Coordinates (city): 33°53′40″S 71°27′21″W / 33.89444°S 71.45583°W / -33.89444; -71.45583Coordinates: 33°53′40″S 71°27′21″W / 33.89444°S 71.45583°W / -33.89444; -71.45583
CountryChile
RegionSantiago Metro.
ProvinceMelipilla
Government
 • TypeMunicipality
 • AlcaldeManuel Devia (UDI)
Area
 • Total787.5 km2 (304.1 sq mi)
Population
 (2002 Census)[3]
 • Total7,549
 • Density9.6/km2 (25/sq mi)
 • Urban
0
 • Rural
7,549
Sex
 • Men4,080
 • Women3,469
Time zoneUTC-4 (CLT[4])
 • Summer (DST)UTC-3 (CLST[5])
Area code(s)56 + 53
WebsiteMunicipality of San Pedro

DemographicsEdit

According to the 2002 census of the National Statistics Institute, San Pedro spans an area of 787.5 km2 (304 sq mi) and has 7,549 inhabitants (4,080 men and 3,469 women), and the commune is an entirely rural area. The population grew by 11.9% (803 persons) between the 1992 and 2002 censuses.[3]

AdministrationEdit

As a commune, San Pedro 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 2012-2016 alcalde is Florentino Flores Armijo (PDC),[1][2] and his council members are:[6]

  • Emilio Cerda Sagurie (PPD)
  • Jeremías Vilches Mondaca (PS)
  • Samuel Espinoza Vilches (PRSD)
  • Avelino Farías Piña (UDI)
  • Juan Ignacio Zúñiga Godoy (RN)
  • Pedro Ulloa Ulloa (PH)

Within the electoral divisions of Chile, San Pedro is represented in the Chamber of Deputies by Denise Pascal (PS) and Gonzalo Uriarte (UDI) as part of the 31st electoral district, (together with Talagante, Peñaflor, El Monte, Isla de Maipo, Melipilla, María Pinto, Curacaví, Alhué and Padre Hurtado). The commune is represented in the Senate by Guido Girardi Lavín (PPD) and Jovino Novoa Vásquez (UDI) as part of the 7th senatorial constituency (Santiago-West).

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Asociación Chilena de Municipalidades" (in Spanish). Retrieved 27 January 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Municipality of San Pedro" (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 2007-09-11. Retrieved 2007-05-05.
  5. ^ "Chile Summer Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Archived from the original on 2007-09-11. Retrieved 2007-05-05.
  6. ^ "Municipality of San Pedro". Retrieved 21 July 2010.

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