Santo Domingo, Chile

Santo Domingo is an exclusive Chilean coastal city and commune in San Antonio Province, Valparaíso Region. It was founded as Rocas de Santo Domingo (St. Dominic's Rocks).

Santo Domingo
Municipalidad Santo Domingo
Municipalidad Santo Domingo
Map of the Santo Domingo commune in Valparaíso Region
Location in Chile
Location in Chile
Santo Domingo
Location in Chile
Coordinates (city): 33°38′09″S 71°37′41″W / 33.63583°S 71.62806°W / -33.63583; -71.62806Coordinates: 33°38′09″S 71°37′41″W / 33.63583°S 71.62806°W / -33.63583; -71.62806
CountryChile
RegionValparaíso
ProvinceSan Antonio Province
Government
 • TypeMunicipality
 • AlcaldeFernando Rodríguez Larraín
Area
 • Total536.1 km2 (207.0 sq mi)
Elevation
66 m (217 ft)
Population
 (2012 Census)[2]
 • Total8,860
 • Density17/km2 (43/sq mi)
 • Urban
4,737
 • Rural
2,681
Sex
 • Men3,811
 • Women3,607
Time zoneUTC-4 (CLT [3])
 • Summer (DST)UTC-3 (CLST [4])
Area code(s)(+56) 35
WebsiteMunicipality of Santo Domingo

DemographicsEdit

According to the 2002 census of the National Statistics Institute, Santo Domingo spans an area of 536.1 km2 (207 sq mi) and has 7,418 inhabitants (3,811 men and 3,607 women). Of these, 4,737 (63.9%) lived in urban areas and 2,681 (36.1%) in rural areas. The population grew by 19.3% (1,200 persons) between the 1992 and 2002 censuses.[2]

AdministrationEdit

As a commune, Santo Domingo 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 was Fernando Rodríguez Larraín.[1]

Within the electoral divisions of Chile, Santo Domingo is represented in the Chamber of Deputies by Mrs. María José Hoffmann (UDI) and Mr. Víctor Torres (PDC) as part of the 15th electoral district, (together with San Antonio, Cartagena, El Tabo, El Quisco, Algarrobo and Casablanca). The commune is represented in the Senate by Francisco Chahuán Chahuán (RN) and Ricardo Lagos Weber (PPD) as part of the 6th senatorial constituency (Valparaíso-Coast).

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Municipality of Santo Domingo" (in Spanish). Retrieved 21 November 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b c d "National Statistics Institute" (in Spanish). Retrieved 21 November 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Chile Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Archived from the original on 2007-09-11. Retrieved 2010-07-28. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Chile Summer Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Archived from the original on 2007-09-11. Retrieved 2010-07-28. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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