Tomé

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Tomé
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Location of the Tomé commune in Biobío Region
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Tomé
Location of the Tomé commune in Biobío Region
Coordinates(city): 36°37′S72°57′W / 36.617°S 72.950°W / -36.617; -72.950 Coordinates: 36°37′S72°57′W / 36.617°S 72.950°W / -36.617; -72.950
Country Chile
Region Biobío
Province Concepción
Founded1544
Government
  Type Municipality
   Alcalde Ivonne Rivas
Area
[3]
  Total494.5 km2 (190.9 sq mi)
Elevation
12 m (39 ft)
Population
 (2012 Census) [3]
  Total53,219
  Density110/km2 (280/sq mi)
   Urban
45,959
   Rural
6,481
Sex
[3]
  Men25,263
  Women27,177
Time zone UTC−4 (CLT)
  Summer (DST) UTC−3 (CLST)
Area code(s) 56 + 41
Website Official website (in Spanish)

Tomé (Spanish pronunciation:  [toˈme] ) is a port city and commune in the Biobío Region of Chile. It is bordered by Coelemu to the north, Ránquil and Florida to the east, Penco to the south, and the Pacific Ocean to the west. The local economy is based mainly on textile manufacturing and fishing industry.

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History

27 February 2010 quake

The 8.8 magnitude 27 February 2010 earthquake greatly affected Tome, Constitucion, Concepcion, Talcahuano. [4]

Demographics

According to the 2002 census of the National Statistics Institute, Tomé spans an area of 494.5 km2 (191 sq mi) and has 52,440 inhabitants (25,263 men and 27,177 women). Of these, 45,959 (87.6%) lived in urban areas and 6,481 (12.4%) in rural areas. The population grew by 6.4% (3,156 persons) between the 1992 and 2002 censuses. [3]

The commune includes the localities of Rafael, Menque, Cocholgüe, Punta de Parra and Dichato.

Education

Previously the area had a German school, Deutsche Schule Tomé. The City has many good primary schools and high schools. Universidad de Concepción, one of the best universities of Chile is 30 minutes away. [5]

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References

  1. "Asociación Chilena de Municipalidades" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 8 March 2011. Retrieved 23 February 2011.
  2. "Municipality of Tomé" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 8 March 2011. Retrieved 23 February 2011.
  3. 1 2 3 4 "National Statistics Institute" (in Spanish). Retrieved 13 December 2010.
  4. ABC News (Australia), "Chile's coastal villages face uncertain future", Sarah Dingle, 4 March 2010 (accessed 4 March 2010)
  5. " Deutscher Bundestag 4. Wahlperiode Drucksache IV/3672" (Archive). Bundestag (West Germany). 23 June 1965. Retrieved on 12 March 2016. p. 23/51.