San Ignacio, Chile

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San Ignacio
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Location of San Ignacio commune in the Ñuble Region
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San Ignacio
Location in Chile
Coordinates: 36°32′S72°26′W / 36.533°S 72.433°W / -36.533; -72.433 Coordinates: 36°32′S72°26′W / 36.533°S 72.433°W / -36.533; -72.433
Country Chile
Region Ñuble
Province Diguillín
Government
[1]
  Type Municipality
   Alcalde Nelson Aedo Figueroa (UDI)
Area
[2]
  Total363.6 km2 (140.4 sq mi)
Elevation
132 m (433 ft)
Population
 (2012 Census) [2]
  Total15,566
  Density43/km2 (110/sq mi)
   Urban
4,873
   Rural
11,233
Demonym(s) Sanignacino
Sex
[2]
  Men8,192
  Women7,914
Time zone UTC-4 (CLT [3] )
  Summer (DST) UTC-3 (CLST [4] )
Area code(s) 56 + 42

San Ignacio (Spanish pronunciation:  [san iɣˈnasjo] ) is a Chilean town and commune located in the Diguillín Province, Ñuble Region. It spans an area of 363.6 km2 (140 sq mi). [2]

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Demographics

According to data from the 2002 Census of Population and Housing, San Ignacio had 16,106 inhabitants; of these, 4,873 (30.3%) lived in urban areas and 11,233 (69.7%) in rural areas. At that time, there were 8,192 men and 7,914 women. [2] Sanignacino is the demonym for a man, and Sanignacina is that of a woman.

Administration

As a commune, San Ignacio is a third-level administrative division of Chile administered by a municipal council, headed by an alcalde who is directly elected every four years. For the years 2008-2012, the alcalde is Nelson Aedo Figueroa (UDI), and the councilors are: [1]

Within the electoral divisions of Chile, San Ignacio is represented in the Chamber of Deputies as a part of the 41st electoral district (together with Chillán, Coihueco, Pinto, El Carmen, Pemuco, Yungay and Chillán Viejo). The commune is represented in the Senate

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References

  1. 1 2 "Government of Chile: SUBDERE - Alcaldes and Councilors" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 6 June 2007. Retrieved 1 September 2010.
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 "National Statistics Institute" (in Spanish). Retrieved 28 July 2010.
  3. "Chile Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Archived from the original on 2007-09-11. Retrieved 2010-07-28.
  4. "Chile Summer Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Archived from the original on 2007-09-11. Retrieved 2010-07-28.

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