Diego de Almagro, Chile


Diego de Almagro, Chile
Diego de Almagro
—  City and Commune  —
Map of Diego de Almagro commune in Atacama Region
Map of Diego de Almagro commune in Atacama Region
Diego de Almagro is located in Chile
Diego de Almagro
Location in Chile
Coordinates: 26°23′28″S 70°02′45″W / 26.39111°S 70.04583°W / -26.39111; -70.04583Coordinates: 26°23′28″S 70°02′45″W / 26.39111°S 70.04583°W / -26.39111; -70.04583
Country Chile
Region Atacama
Province Chañaral
Named for Diego de Almagro
Government[1]
 – Type Municipality
 – Alcalde Isaias Zavala Torres
Area[2]
 – Total 18,663.8 km2 (7,206.1 sq mi)
Population (2002 Census)[2]
 – Total 18,589
 – Density 1/km2 (2.6/sq mi)
 – Urban 17,674
 – Rural 915
Sex[2]
 – Men 10,031
 – Women 8,558
Time zone CLT (UTC−4)
 – Summer (DST) CLST (UTC−3)
Area code(s) 56 + 52
Website Municipality of Diego de Almagro

Diego de Almagro is a Chilean city and commune in Chañaral Province, Atacama Region. The commune has an area of 18,663.8 km2 (7,206 sq mi).[2] The area is named after Diego de Almagro.

Demographics

According to the 2002 census of the National Statistics Institute, Diego de Almagro had 18,589 inhabitants (10,031 men and 8,558 women). Of these, 17,674 (95.1%) lived in urban areas and 915 (4.9%) in rural areas. The population fell by 32.4-32.4% (8926 persons) between the 1992 and 2002 censuses.[2]

Administration

As a commune, Diego de Almagro 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 Isaias Zavala Torres. The council has the following members:[1]

  • Egidio Masias Herrera
  • Maria Torrejon Rojas
  • Yerko Guerra Rivera
  • Hector Zamora Garcia
  • Eliecer Gaytan Pizarro
  • Mario Araya Rojas

Within the electoral divisions of Chile, Diego de Almagro is represented in the Chamber of Deputies by Lautaro Carmona (PC) and Carlos Vilches (UDI) as part of the 5th electoral district, (together with Chañaral and Copiapó). The commune is represented in the Senate by Isabel Allende Bussi (PS) and Baldo Prokurica Prokurica (RN) as part of the 3rd senatorial constituency (Atacama Region).

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