Cerro Navia

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Cerro Navia
Flag
Flag
Coat of arms
Coat of arms
Map of the Cerro Navia commune within Greater Santiago
Map of the Cerro Navia commune within Greater Santiago
Location in Chile
Location in Chile
Cerro Navia
Location in Chile
Coordinates (city): 33°25′12″S 70°44′00″W / 33.42000°S 70.73333°W / -33.42000; -70.73333Coordinates: 33°25′12″S 70°44′00″W / 33.42000°S 70.73333°W / -33.42000; -70.73333
CountryChile
RegionSantiago Metro.
ProvinceSantiago
Founded17 March 1981
Government
 • TypeMunicipality
 • AlcaldeMauro Tamayo Rozas (IC)
Area
 • Total11.1 km2 (4.3 sq mi)
Population
 (2002 Census)[3]
 • Total148,312
 • Density13,000/km2 (35,000/sq mi)
 • Urban
148,312
 • Rural
0
Sex
 • Men72,921
 • Women75,391
Time zoneUTC-4 (CLT [4])
 • Summer (DST)UTC-3 (CLST [5])
Area code(s)56 +
WebsiteMunicipality of Cerro Navia

Cerro Navia (Spanish for "Navia Hill") is a commune of Chile located in Santiago Province, Santiago Metropolitan Region. It is one of the most densely populated communes of Santiago, Chile.

History[edit]

Officially established on March 17, 1981, it wasn't until December 1984 that Cerro Navia became its own commune, taking over much of Pudahuel, part of Quinta Normal, and the old commune of Las Barrancas.

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2002 census of the National Statistics Institute, Cerro Navia spans an area of 11.1 km2 (4 sq mi) and has 148,312 inhabitants (72,921 men and 75,391 women), making the commune an entirely urban area. The population fell by 4.8% (7423 persons) between the 1992 and 2002 censuses.[3] The 2006 projected population was 143,035.[6][not in citation given]

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Administration[edit]

As a commune, Cerro Navia 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 2016-2020 alcalde is Mauro Tamayo Rozas (IC).[1][2] The communal council has the following members:

  • Magaly Acevedo (RN)
  • David Urbina (Ind./MAS)
  • Judith Rodríguez (PCCh)
  • Rodrigo Valladares (PS)
  • René Solano Valdés (UDI)
  • Leonardo Suárez (RN)
  • Danae Vera (RN)
  • Evangelina Cid (PDC)

Within the electoral divisions of Chile, Cerro Navia is represented in the Chamber of Deputies by Nicolás Monckeberg (RN) and Cristina Girardi (PPD) as part of the 18th electoral district, (together with Quinta Normal and Lo Prado). The commune is represented in the Senate by Guido Girardi Lavín (PPD) and Jovino Novoa Vásquez (UDI) as part of the 7th senatorial constituency (Santiago-West).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Asociación Chilena de Municipalidades" (in Spanish). Retrieved 27 January 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Municipality of Cerro Navia" (in Spanish). Retrieved 27 January 2011.
  3. ^ a b c d "National Statistics Institute" (in Spanish). Retrieved 13 December 2010.
  4. ^ "Chile Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Archived from the original on 11 September 2007. Retrieved 13 September 2010.
  5. ^ "Chile Summer Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Archived from the original on 11 September 2007. Retrieved 13 September 2010.
  6. ^ a b "System of Regional Information". Ministry of Planning of Chile (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 23 August 2010. Retrieved 13 September 2010.
  7. ^ "Poverty in the Santiago Metropolitan Region" (PDF). Ministry of Planning of Chile (in Spanish). Archived from the original (PDF) on August 24, 2007.
  8. ^ "The Trajectories of Human Development in the Communes of Chile (1994-2003)" (PDF). Government of Chile, Mideplán. UNDP. Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 July 2011. Retrieved 13 September 2010.

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