Tierra Amarilla, Chile

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Tierra Amarilla


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Tierra Amarilla
Location in Chile
Coordinates(city): 27°28′56″S70°15′57″W / 27.48222°S 70.26583°W / -27.48222; -70.26583 Coordinates: 27°28′56″S70°15′57″W / 27.48222°S 70.26583°W / -27.48222; -70.26583
Country Flag of Chile.svg  Chile
Region Flag of Atacama, Chile.svg  Atacama
Province Copiapó Province
Government
  Type Municipality
Area
[1]
  Total11,190.6 km2 (4,320.7 sq mi)
Elevation
497 m (1,631 ft)
Population
 (2012 Census) [1]
  Total12,898
  Density1.2/km2 (3.0/sq mi)
   Urban
8,578
   Rural
4,310
Sex
[1]
  Men7,277
  Women5,611
Time zone UTC−4 (CLT)
  Summer (DST) UTC−3 (CLST)
Area code 56 + 52

Tierra Amarilla is a Chilean commune and city in Copiapó Province, Atacama Region. According to the 2012 census, the commune population was 12,898 and has an area of 11,191 km². [2]

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Demographics

According to the 2002 census of the National Statistics Institute, Tierra Amarilla had 12,888 inhabitants (7,277 men and 5,611 women). Of these, 8,578 (66.6%) lived in urban areas and 4,310 (33.4%) in rural areas. The population grew by 9.9% (1,164 persons) between the 1992 and 2002 censuses. [1]

Administration

As a commune, Tierra Amarilla is a third-level administrative division of Chile administered by a municipal council, headed by an alcalde who is directly elected every four years.

Within the electoral divisions of Chile, Tierra Amarilla is represented in the Chamber of Deputies by Alberto Robles (PRSD) and Giovanni Calderón (UDI) as part of the 6th electoral district, (together with Caldera, Vallenar, Freirina, Huasco and Alto del Carmen). The commune is represented in the Senate by Isabel Allende Bussi (PS) and Baldo Prokurica Prokurica (RN) as part of the 3rd senatorial constituency (Atacama Region).

History

http://censoarchivos.mcu.es/CensoGuia/fondoDetailSession.htm?id=1143705 A 25 m (80 ft) wide and more than 200 m (700 ft) deep sinkhole appeared in the commune of Tierra Amarilla, close to the Alcaparrosa copper mine on August 1, 2022. [3] The sinkhole continued to grow and stretched 50 m (200 ft) in diameter on August 8. [4]

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 "National Statistics Institute" (in Spanish). Retrieved 3 November 2010.
  2. 2002 Census
  3. "Chilean authorities investigate mysterious large sinkhole near copper mine". Reuters. 2022-08-02. Retrieved 2022-08-03.
  4. "Chile sinkhole grows large enough to swallow France's Arc de Triomphe". Reuters. 2022-08-08. Retrieved 2022-08-11.
Miguelromeroite, an uncommon manganese arsenate, from Veta Negra Mine, Pampa Larga mining district, Tierra Amarilla commune. Miguelromeroite-204049.jpg
Miguelromeroite , an uncommon manganese arsenate, from Veta Negra Mine, Pampa Larga mining district, Tierra Amarilla commune.