Quillón

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Quillón
City and Commune
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Map of Quillón commune in the Ñuble Region
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Quillón
Location in Chile
Coordinates: 36°44′40″S72°28′36″W / 36.74444°S 72.47667°W / -36.74444; -72.47667 Coordinates: 36°44′40″S72°28′36″W / 36.74444°S 72.47667°W / -36.74444; -72.47667
Country Chile
Region Ñuble
Province Diguillín
Government [1] [2]
  Type Municipality
   Alcalde Alberto Gyhra Soto (DC)
Area [3]
  Total 423.0 km2 (163.3 sq mi)
Elevation 57 m (187 ft)
Population (2012 Census) [3]
  Total 16,233
  Density 38/km2 (99/sq mi)
  Urban 7,536
  Rural 7,610
Sex [3]
  Men 7,699
  Women 7,447
Time zone UTC−4 (CLT)
  Summer (DST) UTC−3 (CLST)
Area code(s) 56 + 42
Website quillon.cl

Quillón is a Chilean city and commune and Diguillín Province, Ñuble Region.

Communes of Chile smallest administrative subdivision in Chile

A commune is the smallest administrative subdivision in Chile. It may contain cities, towns, villages, hamlets as well as rural areas. In highly populated areas, such as Santiago, Valparaíso and Concepción, a conurbation may be broken into several communes. In sparsely populated areas, conversely, a commune may cover a substantial rural area together with several settled areas which could range from hamlets to towns or cities.

Diguillín Province Province in Ñuble, Chile

The Diguillín Province is the biggest of the three provinces of the Ñuble Region.

Ñuble Region Region of Chile

The Ñuble Region, officially the Region of Ñuble, is — since 6 September 2018 – one of Chile's sixteen regions. It spans an area of 13,178.5 km2 (5,088 sq mi) and is administratively constituted by 21 communes. It has a population of 480,609 inhabitants. Its capital is the city of Chillán.

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Demographics

According to the 2002 census of the National Statistics Institute, Quillón spans an area of 423 km2 (163 sq mi) and has 15,146 inhabitants (7,699 men and 7,447 women). Of these, 7,536 (49.8%) lived in urban areas and 7,610 (50.2%) in rural areas. The population grew by 4% (584 persons) between the 1992 and 2002 censuses. [3]

National Statistics Institute (Chile) Chiles principal government institution in charge of statistics and census data

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Administration

As a commune, Quillón 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 Jaime Catalán Saldias (PDC). [1] [2]

A municipal council is the legislative body of a municipality such as a city council or a town council.

Alcalde, or Alcalde ordinario, is the traditional Spanish municipal magistrate, who had both judicial and administrative functions. An alcalde was, in the absence of a corregidor, the presiding officer of the Castilian cabildo and judge of first instance of a town. Alcaldes were elected annually, without the right to reelection for two or three years, by the regidores of the municipal council. The office of the alcalde was signified by a staff of office, which they were to take with them when doing their business. A woman who holds the office is termed an Alcaldesa.

Within the electoral divisions of Chile, Quillón 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, Coelemu, Ránquil, 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).

Chile has two distinct electoral division systems:

Chamber of Deputies of Chile lower house of Chile legislature

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On January 26, 2017, while the central zone was affected by large forest fires, in Quillón the highest temperature in the country's history was recorded at 112.8 °F (44.9 °C).

Central Chile

Central Chile is one of the three natural regions into which CORFO divided continental Chile in 1950. It is home to a majority of the Chilean population and includes the three largest metropolitan areas—Santiago, Valparaíso, and Concepción. It extends from about 32° south latitude to about 37° south latitude.

2017 Chile wildfires series of wildfires that burned across Chile during January 2017

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References

  1. 1 2 "Asociación Chilena de Municipalidades" (in Spanish). Retrieved February 7, 2011.
  2. 1 2 "Municipality of Quillón" (in Spanish). Retrieved February 7, 2011.
  3. 1 2 3 4 "National Statistics Institute" (in Spanish). Retrieved December 13, 2010.