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Traiguén (Spanish pronunciation: [tɾaiˈɣen]) is a Chilean city and commune in the Malleco Province, Araucanía Region.

Traiguén
Coat of arms
Coat of arms
Location in the Araucanía Region
Location in the Araucanía Region
Location in Chile
Location in Chile
Traiguén
Location in Chile
Coordinates: 38°15′S 72°41′W / 38.250°S 72.683°W / -38.250; -72.683Coordinates: 38°15′S 72°41′W / 38.250°S 72.683°W / -38.250; -72.683
CountryChile
RegionAraucanía
ProvinceMalleco
Government
 • TypeMunicipality
 • AlcaldeLuis Alvarez (Ind.)
Area
 • Total908.0 km2 (350.6 sq mi)
Elevation
188 m (617 ft)
Population
 (2012 Census)[3]
 • Total17,164
 • Density19/km2 (49/sq mi)
 • Urban
14,140
 • Rural
5,394
Sex
 • Men9,734
 • Women9,800
Time zoneUTC−4 (CLT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−3 (CLST)
Area code(s)country 56 + city 45
WebsiteMunicipality of Traiguén

DemographicsEdit

According to the 2002 census of the National Statistics Institute, Traiguén spans an area of 908 km2 (351 sq mi) and has 19,534 inhabitants (9,734 men and 9,800 women). Of these, 14,140 (72.4%) lived in urban areas and 5,394 (27.6%) in rural areas. Between the 1992 and 2002 censuses, the population fell by 5.3% (1,088 persons).[3]

AdministrationEdit

As a commune, Traiguén 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 Luis Alvarez (Ind.).And The municipal council 2012-2016 has the following members:[1][2]

  • Sir. Ricardo Sanhueza Pirce PPD
  • Sir. Essio Guidotti Vallejos PPD
  • Sir. Eliecer Cerda Soto IND
  • Sir. Pablo Mena Osses PRS
  • Sir. Roberto Weidmann Ramirez UDI
  • Mrs. Rosanna Rathgeb Fuentes RN

Within the electoral divisions of Chile, Traiguén is represented in the Chamber of Deputies by Gonzalo Arenas (UDI) and Mario Venegas (PDC) as part of the 48th electoral district, (together with Angol, Renaico, Collipulli, Ercilla, Los Sauces, Purén and Lumaco). The commune is represented in the Senate by Alberto Espina Otero (RN) and Jaime Quintana Leal (PPD) as part of the 14th senatorial constituency (Araucanía-North).

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Traiguen
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 40
(104)
40.7
(105.2)
37.0
(98.6)
32.0
(89.6)
26.0
(78.8)
20
(68)
20
(68)
22.0
(71.6)
30
(86)
30
(86)
35
(95)
37.0
(98.6)
40.7
(105.2)
Average high °C (°F) 27
(81)
27
(80)
23
(74)
19
(66)
14
(58)
12
(53)
12
(53)
13
(55)
16
(60)
18
(65)
21
(70)
24
(76)
19
(66)
Average low °C (°F) 11
(51)
11
(51)
9
(48)
7
(45)
6
(42)
5
(41)
4
(39)
4
(39)
5
(41)
6
(43)
8
(46)
9
(49)
7
(45)
Record low °C (°F) 2.0
(35.6)
2.0
(35.6)
1.0
(33.8)
−1.0
(30.2)
−3.0
(26.6)
−4.0
(24.8)
−8.1
(17.5)
−5
(23)
−2.0
(28.4)
−2.0
(28.4)
−1.0
(30.2)
2.0
(35.6)
−8.1
(17.5)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 23
(0.9)
30
(1.2)
56
(2.2)
86
(3.4)
190
(7.5)
210
(8.4)
180
(7.2)
160
(6.4)
97
(3.8)
61
(2.4)
66
(2.6)
41
(1.6)
1,210
(47.6)
Average rainy days 2.2 2.6 3.8 5.4 10.4 13.6 11.9 10.8 6.1 4.5 4.6 3.2 79.1
Average relative humidity (%) 49 50 49 47 45 44 42 42 43 45 47 48 46
Source: Weatherbase [4]

EducationEdit

Previously the area had a German school, Deutsche Schule Traiguén.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Asociación Chilena de Municipalidades" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 19 April 2011. Retrieved 23 February 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Municipality of Traiguén" (in Spanish). Retrieved 23 February 2011.
  3. ^ a b c d "National Statistics Institute" (in Spanish). Retrieved 7 February 2010.
  4. ^ "Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Traiguen, Chile". Weatherbase. 2011. Retrieved on November 24, 2011.
  5. ^ "Deutscher Bundestag 4. Wahlperiode Drucksache IV/3672" (Archive). Bundestag (West Germany). 23 June 1965. Retrieved on 12 March 2016. p. 24/51.

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