Coelemu

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Coelemu
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View of Itata River near Coelemu
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Map of the Coelemu commune in the Ñuble Region
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Coelemu
Location in Chile
Coordinates(city): 36°29′16″S72°42′10″W / 36.48778°S 72.70278°W / -36.48778; -72.70278 Coordinates: 36°29′16″S72°42′10″W / 36.48778°S 72.70278°W / -36.48778; -72.70278
Country Chile
Region Ñuble
Province Itata
Government
  Type Municipality
   Alcalde Laura Aravena Alarcón (ILE)
Area
[3]
  Total342.3 km2 (132.2 sq mi)
Elevation
33 m (108 ft)
Population
 (2012 Census) [3]
  Total15,711
  Density46/km2 (120/sq mi)
   Urban
9,845
   Rural
6,237
Sex
[3]
  Men8,086
  Women7,996
Time zone UTC−4 (CLT)
  Summer (DST) UTC−3 (CLST)
Area code(s) 56 + 42
Climate Csb
Website Municipality of Coelemu

Coelemu is a Chilean commune and city in Itata Province, Ñuble Region. According to the 2002 census, the commune population was 16,082 and has an area of 342.3 km2 (132 sq mi). [3]

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Demographics

According to the 2002 census of the National Statistics Institute, Coelemu spans an area of 342.3 km2 (132 sq mi) and has 16,082 inhabitants (8,086 men and 7,996 women). Of these, 9,845 (61.2%) lived in urban areas and 6,237 (38.8%) in rural areas. Between the 1992 and 2002 censuses, the population grew by 867% (14,419 persons). [3]

Besides the city of Coelemu, within the commune of Coelemu are the following towns and localities (all of less than 1,000 inhabitants):

Administration

As a commune, Coelemu 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 Laura Aravena Alarcón (ILE). [1] [2]

Within the electoral divisions of Chile, Coelemu 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, Cobquecura, Treguaco, Portezuelo, 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).

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References

  1. 1 2 "Asociación Chilena de Municipalidades" (in Spanish). Retrieved 7 February 2011.
  2. 1 2 "Municipality of Coelemu" (in Spanish). Retrieved 7 February 2011.
  3. 1 2 3 4 5 "National Statistics Institute" (in Spanish). Retrieved 7 February 2010.