Dalcahue

Dalcahue Spanish pronunciation: [dalˈkawe] is a port city and a commune on Chiloé Island, Los Lagos Region, Chile.

Dalcahue
View of Dalcahue

Coat of arms
Map of the Dalcahue commune in the Los Lagos Region
Dalcahue
Location in Chile
Coordinates (town): 42°22′45.5″S 73°38′50.1″W
CountryChile
RegionLos Lagos
ProvinceChiloé
Government
  TypeMunicipality
  AlcaldeJuan Alberto Pérez Muñoz (RN)
Area
  Total1,239.4 km2 (478.5 sq mi)
 As of 2002
Elevation
1 m (3 ft)
Population
 (2012 Census)[3]
  Total13,076
  Density11/km2 (27/sq mi)
  Urban
4,933
  Rural
5,760
Demonym(s)Dalcahuino
Sex
  Men5,420
  Women5,273
Time zoneUTC-4 (CLT [4])
  Summer (DST)UTC-3 (CLST [5])
Area code(s)56 + 65
WebsiteMunicipality of Dalcahue

Demographics

According to the 2002 census by the National Statistics Institute, the Dalcachue commune spans an area of 1,239.4 km2 (479 sq mi) and had 10,693 inhabitants; of these, 4,933 (46.1%) lived in urban areas and 5,760 (53.9%) in rural areas. At that time, there were 5,420 men and 5,273 women. The population grew by 37.7% (2,931 persons) between the 1992 and 2002 censuses.[2][3]

Administration

As a commune, Dalcahue 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 Alfredo Hurtado Alvarez (PDC).[1]

Within the electoral divisions of Chile, Dalcahue is represented in the Chamber of Deputies by Gabriel Ascencio (PDC) and Alejandro Santana (RN) as part of the 58th electoral district, (together with Castro, Ancud, Quemchi, Curaco de Vélez, Quinchao, Puqueldón, Chonchi, Queilén, Quellón, Chaitén, Hualaihué, Futaleufú and Palena). The commune is represented in the Senate by Camilo Escalona Medina (PS) and Carlos Kuschel Silva (RN) as part of the 17th senatorial constituency (Los Lagos Region).

Transportation

The city is served by the Mocopulli Airport that connects the Chiloé island with the rest of Chile

See also

References

  1. "Municipality of Dalcahue" (in Spanish). Retrieved 20 January 2011.
  2. "Government of Chile: SUBDERE - Dalcahue" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 20 November 2008. Retrieved 11 September 2010.
  3. "National Statistics Institute" (in Spanish). Retrieved 8 September 2010.
  4. "Chile Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Archived from the original on 2007-09-11. Retrieved 2010-07-29.
  5. "Chile Summer Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Archived from the original on 2007-09-11. Retrieved 2010-07-29.
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