Ollagüe, Chile

Ollagüe is a Chilean frontier village and commune in El Loa Province, Antofagasta Region. The village is 215 kilometres (134 mi) northeast of the city of Calama, and has a station and marshalling yard on the FCAB railine.

Ollagüe
Ollagüe

Coat of arms
Map of Ollagüe in Antofagasta Region
Ollagüe
Location in Chile
Motto(s): 
Ilustre Municipalidad de Ollagüe, El Loa - Chile.
Soberanía, Progreso
Illustrious Municipality of Ollagüe, El Loa - Chile
Sovereignty, Progress
Coordinates: 21°13′29″S 68°15′10″W
Country Chile
Region Antofagasta
ProvinceEl Loa
Founded1979
Government
  TypeMunicipal council
  AlcaldeCarlos Reygadas Bavestrello (UDI)
Area
  Total2,963.9 km2 (1,144.4 sq mi)
Elevation
3,703 m (12,149 ft)
Population
 (2012 Census)[1]
  Total199
  Density0.067/km2 (0.17/sq mi)
  Urban
0
  Rural
318
Sex
  Men210
  Women108
Time zoneUTC-4 (CLT [2])
  Summer (DST)UTC-3 (CLST [3])
Area code(s)(+56) 5
WebsiteMunicipalidad de Ollagüe

The commune is in the Andean altiplano, bordering with Bolivia. It also includes the localities of Cebollar, Ascotán, Amincha, El Inca, Coska, Puquios, and Chela.

"Ollagüe" (Pronounced: oh-YA-gweh, is the hispanicized spelling of Ullawi (Aymara ullaña to see, to look at, to watch,[4] wi a nominalizing suffix to indicate a place, "viewpoint").

Demographics

According to the 2002 census of the National Statistics Institute, Ollagüe had 318 inhabitants (210 men and 108 women). Of these, (0%) lived in urban areas and 318 (100%) in rural areas. The population fell by 28.2% (125 persons) between the 1992 and 2002 censuses.[1]

Administration

As a commune, Ollagüe is a third-level administrative division of Chile administered by a municipal council, headed by an alcalde who is directly elected every four years.

Within the electoral divisions of Chile, Ollagüe is represented in the Chamber of Deputies by Mr. Marcos Espinosa (PRSD) and Mr. Felipe Ward (UDI) as part of the third electoral district, (together with Tocopilla, María Elena, Calama and San Pedro de Atacama). The commune is represented in the Senate by Carlos Cantero Ojeda (Ind.) and José Antonio Gómez Urrutia (PRSD) as part of the second senatorial constituency (Antofagasta Region).

Nearby Attractions

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References

  1. "National Statistics Institute" (in Spanish). Retrieved 3 November 2010.
  2. "Chile Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Archived from the original on 11 September 2007. Retrieved 9 September 2010.
  3. "Chile Summer Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Archived from the original on 11 September 2007. Retrieved 9 September 2010.
  4. Radio San Gabriel, "Instituto Radiofonico de Promoción Aymara" (IRPA) 1993, Republicado por Instituto de las Lenguas y Literaturas Andinas-Amazónicas (ILLLA-A) 2011, Transcripción del Vocabulario de la Lengua Aymara, P. Ludovico Bertonio 1612 (Spanish-Aymara-Aymara-Spanish dictionary)
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