La Florida, Chile

La Florida (Spaingie pronunciation: [la floˈɾiða], Spaingie for "the flouery") is a suburban commune o Chile locatit in the Sooth East o Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan Region. It is a residential aurie an its inhabitants are maistly members o a new middle an upper-middle cless. It ranks nummer 12 oot o 346 amang Chilean communes in terms o Human Development Index.[6] Its mayor is Rodolfo Carter (UDI)

La Florida
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Coordinates (city): 33°32′S 70°35′W / 33.533°S 70.583°W / -33.533; -70.583Coordinates: 33°32′S 70°35′W / 33.533°S 70.583°W / -33.533; -70.583
KintraChile
RegionSantiago Metro.
ProvinceSantiago
Foondit28 November 1899
Govrenment
 • TeepMunicipality
 • AlcaldeRodolfo Carter (UDI)
Area
 • Total70.8 km2 (27.3 sq mi)
Population
 (2002 Census)[3]
 • Total365,674
 • Density5,200/km2 (13,000/sq mi)
 • Urban
365563
 • Landwart
111
Sex
 • Men176,245
 • Women189,429
Time zoneUTC-4 (CLT[4])
 • Summer (DST)UTC-3 (CLST[5])
Area code(s)56 +
WebsiteMunicipality o La Florida

DemographicsEedit

Accordin tae the 2002 census o the Naitional Statistics Institute, La Florida spans an aurie o 70.8 km2 (27 sq mi) an haes 365,674 inhabitants (176,245 men an 189,429 weemen). O these, 365,563 (100%) livit in urban auries an 111 (0%) in landwart auries. It currently haes amaist 400,000 inhabitants, which maks it the third maist populous commune in Chile.

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AdministrationEedit

As a commune, La Florida is a third-level admeenistrative diveesion o Chile admeenistered bi a municipal cooncil, heidit bi a alcalde who is directly electit ivery fower year. The 2012-2016 alcalde is Rodolfo Carter Fernández (UDI). The communal cooncil haes the follaein members:

Chile Vamos

  • Oscar Aguilera López (UDI)
  • Eulogia Lavín Infante (UDI)
  • Marcelo Zunino Poblete (RN)
  • Orlando Vidal Duarte (RN)
  • José Luis Alegría Tobar (IND)

Nueva Mayoría

  • Marco Espinoza Cartagena (DC)
  • Nicanor Herrera Quiroga (PS)
  • Reinaldo Rosales Méndez (PPD)
  • David Peralta Castro (PC)
  • Claudio Arredondo Medina (IND)

The municipal cooncil is componit bi five members o Chile Vamos (centre-right coalition) an five members o the Nueva Mayoría (centre-left coalition).

Athin the electoral diveesions o Chile, La Florida is representit in the Chamber o Deputies bi Gustavo Hasbún (UDI) and Camila Vallejo-Dowling (PC) as pairt o the 26t Destrict, which consists entirely o the La Florida commune. It is representit in the Senate bi Manuel José Ossandón Irarrázabal (RN) an Carlos Montes Cisternas (PS) as pairt o the 8t Senatorial Constituency (East Santiago).

EddicationEedit

Previously the aurie haed a German schuil, Deutsche Marienschule Santiago-La Florida.[8]

ReferencesEedit

  1. "Asociación Chilena de Municipalidades" (in Spaingie). Retrieved 27 Januar 2011.
  2. "Municipality of La Florida" (in Spaingie). Retrieved 27 Januar 2011.
  3. a b c "National Statistics Institute" (in Spaingie). Retrieved 13 December 2010.
  4. "Chile Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Retrieved 13 September 2010.
  5. "Chile Summer Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Retrieved 13 September 2010.
  6. a b es:Anexo:Comunas de Chile
  7. "Poverty in the Santiago Metropolitan Region" (PDF). Ministry of Planning of Chile (in Spaingie). Archived frae the original (PDF) on 24 August 2007.
  8. "Deutscher Bundestag 4. Wahlperiode Drucksache IV/3672" (Archive). Bundestag (West Germany). 23 June 1965. Retrieved on 12 March 2016. p. 21/51.

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