Cobquecura

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Cobquecura
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Location of the Cobquecura commune in the Ñuble Region
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Cobquecura
Location in Chile
Coordinates: 36°08′S72°47′W / 36.133°S 72.783°W / -36.133; -72.783 Coordinates: 36°08′S72°47′W / 36.133°S 72.783°W / -36.133; -72.783
Country Chile
Region Ñuble
Province Itata
Government
  Type Municipality
   Alcalde Julio Manuel Fuentes Alarcón (PRSD)
Area
[3]
  Total570.3 km2 (220.2 sq mi)
Elevation
124 m (407 ft)
Population
 (2012 Census) [3]
  Total5,043
  Density8.8/km2 (23/sq mi)
   Urban
1,493
   Rural
4,193
Sex
[3]
  Men3,032
  Women2,655
Time zone UTC-4 (CLT [4] )
  Summer (DST) UTC-3 (CLST [5] )
Area code(s) country 56 + city 42
Climate Csb
Website Municipality of Cobquecura

Cobquecura it's a commune from the Region of Ñuble (Spanish: comuna) in the Province of Itata Chile's Region of Ñuble. The town is located on the northwest Pacific coast of the Itata Province about 420 km (261 mi) southwest of the national capital of Santiago.

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Demographics

According to the 2002 census of the National Statistics Institute, Cobquecura spans an area of 570.3 km2 (220 sq mi) and has 5,687 inhabitants (3,032 men and 2,655 women). Of these, 1,493 (26.3%) lived in urban areas and 4,194 (73.7%) in rural areas. Between the 1992 and 2002 censuses, the population fell by 9.1% (570 persons). [3]

Administration

As a commune, Cobquecura 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 Julio Manuel Fuentes Alarcón (PRSD).The municipal council has the following members: [1] [2]

Within the electoral divisions of Chile, Cobquecura is represented in the Chamber of Deputies by Jorge Sabag (PDC) and Frank Sauerbaum (RN) as part of the 42nd electoral district, (together with San Fabián, Ñiquén, San Carlos, San Nicolás, Ninhue, Quirihue, Treguaco, Portezuelo, Coelemu, Ránquil, Quillón, Bulnes, Cabrero and Yumbel). The commune is represented in the Senate by Alejandro Navarro Brain (MAS) and Hosain Sabag Castillo (PDC) as part of the 12th senatorial constituency (Biobío-Cordillera).

Notable residents

Cobquecura is the birthplace of many significant Chilean figures, including:

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References

  1. 1 2 "Asociación Chilena de Municipalidades" (in Spanish). Retrieved 7 February 2011.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. 1 2 "Municipality of Cobquecura" (in Spanish). Retrieved 7 February 2011.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. 1 2 3 4 "National Statistics Institute" (in Spanish). Retrieved 3 September 2010.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. "Chile Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Archived from the original on 2007-09-11. Retrieved 2010-07-28.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. "Chile Summer Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Archived from the original on 2007-09-11. Retrieved 2010-07-28.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)