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Cerrillos, Chile

Cerrillos
City and Commune
Coat of arms
Coat of arms
Map of the Cerrillos commune within Greater Santiago
Map of the Cerrillos commune within Greater Santiago
Location in Chile
Location in Chile
Cerrillos
Location in Chile
Coordinates (city):
Country Chile
Region Santiago Metro.
Province Santiago
Founded 17 March 1981
Government[1][2][3]
 • Type Municipality
 • Alcalde Arturo Aguirre Gacitúa (PS)
Area[4]
 • Total 21.0 km2 (8.1 sq mi)
Elevation 517 m (1,696 ft)
Population (2006 projection)[4]
 • Total 71,906
 • Density 3,400/km2 (8,900/sq mi)
 • Urban 71,906
 • Rural 0
Demonym Cerrillano
Sex[4]
 • Men 34,961
 • Women 36,945
Time zone CLT [5] (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) CLST [6] (UTC-3)
Area code(s) 56 +

Cerrillos (Spanish for "hillocks") is a census-designated commune of Chile in Santiago Province, Santiago Metropolitan Region, integrated into the Greater Santiago conurbation.

Contents

  • Administration 1
  • Demographics 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Administration

As a commune, Cerrillos 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 1996-2012 major was Alejandro Almendares Calderón (RN), and the 2008-2012 council has the following members:[2][3]

  • Teresa Herrera León (RN)
  • Juan De Dios Jiménez Retamal (RN)
  • Hernán Ortiz Moraga (RN)
  • Guillermo Reeves Iriarte (RN)
  • Guacolda Torres Verdejo (PPD)
  • Arturo Aguirre Gacitúa (PS) (new major since late 2012)

Within the electoral divisions of Chile, Cerillos is represented in the Chamber of Deputies as a part of the 20th electoral district (together with Estación Central and Maipú). The commune is represented in the Senate as part of the 7th senatorial constituency (Santiago-West).

Demographics

According to the 2002 census of the National Statistics Institute, the commune spans an area of 21 km2 (8 sq mi) and has a population of 71,906[4] living in 19,811 households,[1] giving it a population density of 3,424.1/km2 (8,868/sq mi). At that time, there were 34,961 men and 36,945 women. The population fell 1.0% (743 persons) between the 1992 and 2002 censuses.[4]

Other statistics
  • Average annual household income: US$22,234 (PPP, 2006)[7]
  • Population below poverty line: 8.3% (2006)[8]
  • Regional quality of life index: 72.93, medium, 32 out of 52 (2005)
  • Human Development Index: 0.743, 54 out of 341 (2003)[9]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Administrative and Censual Political Division" (PDF) (in Español). Retrieved 13 September 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Asociación Chilena de Municipalidades" (in Español). Retrieved 27 January 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Municipality of Cerrillos" (in Español). Retrieved 27 January 2011. 
  4. ^ a b c d e "INE - 2002 Census of Population and Housing" (in Español). Retrieved 13 September 2010. 
  5. ^ "Chile Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Retrieved 12 September 2010. 
  6. ^ "Chile Summer Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Retrieved 12 September 2010. 
  7. ^ "System of Regional Information". Ministry of Planning of Chile (in Español). Retrieved 12 September 2010. 
  8. ^ "Poverty in the Santiago Metropolitan Region" (PDF). Ministry of Planning of Chile (in Español). Archived from the original on August 24, 2007. 
  9. ^ "The Trajectories of Human Development in the Communes of Chile (1994-2003)". Government of Chile, Mideplán (in Español).  

External links

  • (Spanish) Municipality of Cerrillos
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