San Fabián

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San Fabián
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Location in the Ñuble Region
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San Fabián
Location in Chile
Coordinates: 36°33′S71°33′W / 36.550°S 71.550°W / -36.550; -71.550 Coordinates: 36°33′S71°33′W / 36.550°S 71.550°W / -36.550; -71.550
Country Chile
Region Ñuble
Province Punilla
Founded7 December 1865
Capital San Fabián de Alico
Government
  Type Municipality
   Alcalde Cristían Marcelo Fernández Gómez (Ind.)
Area
[3]
  Total1,568.3 km2 (605.5 sq mi)
Elevation
477 m (1,565 ft)
Population
 (2012 Census) [3]
  Total3,780
  Density2.4/km2 (6.2/sq mi)
   Urban
1,452
   Rural
2,194
Demonym(s) Sanfabianino
Sex
[3]
  Men1,877
  Women1,769
Time zone UTC-4 (CLT [4] )
  Summer (DST) UTC-3 (CLST [5] )
Area code(s) 56 + 42
Website Municipality of San Fabián

San Fabián is the westernmost of 21 communes in the Punilla Province of central Chile's. Ñuble Region. The capital is the town of San Fabián de Alico. The commune spans an area of 1,568.3 km2 (606 sq mi). [3]

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Administration

As a commune, San Fabián is administered by a municipal council, headed by a directly elected alcalde. For the years 2008-2012, the alcalde is Cristían Marcelo Fernández Gómez (Ind.), and the council members are: [1] [2]

Within the electoral divisions of Chile, San Fabián is represented in the Chamber of Deputies as a part of the 42nd electoral district (together with Ñiquén, San Carlos, San Nicolás, Ninhue, Quirihue, Cobquecura, Treguaco, Portezuelo, Coelemu, Ránquil, Quillón, Bulnes, Cabrero, Yumbel). The commune is represented in the Senate as part of the 12th senatorial constituency (Biobío Cordillera).

Demographics

According to data from the 2002 Census of Population and Housing, the San Fabián commune had 3,646 inhabitants; of these, 1,452 (39.8%) lived in urban areas and 2,194 (60.2%) in rural areas, and there were 1,877 (51.5%) men and 1,769 (48.5%) women. The communal population fell 4.1% (157 persons) between the censuses of 1992 and 2002. [3]

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References

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A river seen from roadside within the comune of San Fabián
  1. 1 2 "Municipality of San Fabián" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 10 February 2010. Retrieved 2 September 2010.
  2. 1 2 "Government of Chile: SUBDERE - Alcaldes and Councilors" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on June 6, 2007. Retrieved 1 September 2010.
  3. 1 2 3 4 5 "National Statistics Institute" (in Spanish). Retrieved 1 May 2010.
  4. "Chile Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Archived from the original on 11 September 2007. Retrieved 1 September 2010.
  5. "Chile Summer Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Archived from the original on 11 September 2007. Retrieved 1 September 2010.