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Maipú, Chile

Maipú
Top left:A Santiago Metro train arriving in Maipú, Top middle: Battle of Bailén Memorial, Top right: April 5th Avenue, Middle left: Maipú Main Square, Middle right: Maipu Municipal Theater, Bottom left: Votive Temple, Bottom middle: Mall Arauco Maipú, Bottom right: Santiago Bueras Stadium
Top left:A Santiago Metro train arriving in Maipú, Top middle: Battle of Bailén Memorial, Top right: April 5th Avenue, Middle left: Maipú Main Square, Middle right: Maipu Municipal Theater, Bottom left: Votive Temple, Bottom middle: Mall Arauco Maipú, Bottom right: Santiago Bueras Stadium
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Map of Maipú commune within Greater Santiago
Location in Chile
Location in Chile
Maipú
Location in Chile
Coordinates (city): 33°31′S 70°46′W / 33.517°S 70.767°W / -33.517; -70.767
Country Chile
RegionSantiago Metro.
ProvinceSantiago
Government
 • TypeMunicipality
 • AlcaldeTomás Vodanovic (RD)
Area
 • Total133 km2 (51 sq mi)
Population
 (2002 Census)[3]
 • Total468,390
 • Density3,500/km2 (9,100/sq mi)
 • Urban
464,882
 • Rural
3,508
Sex
 • Men227,285
 • Women241,105
Time zoneUTC-4 (CLT[4])
 • Summer (DST)UTC-3 (CLST[5])
Area code56 +
WebsiteMunicipality of Maipú

Maipú is a commune of Chile located in Santiago Province, Santiago Metropolitan Region, integrated into the Greater Santiago conurbation. It was founded on 16 February 1821 and it is the place of the Battle of Maipú (5 April 1818), where Chile's independence was consolidated. Inhabitants are mostly part of a middle class.

According to the 2017 census, Maipú was the second largest commune in Chile, behind Puente Alto.

Demographics

According to the 2002 census of the National Statistics Institute, Maipú spans an area of 133 km2 (51 sq mi) and has 479,911 inhabitants (233,000 men and 247,000 women). Of these, 476,552 (99.3%) lived in urban areas and 3,359 (0.7%) in rural areas. The population grew by 82.6% (211,840 persons) between the 1992 and 2002 census.[3]

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Administration

As a commune, Maipú 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 was Cathy Barriga Guerra (UDI).[9][10] The communal council had the following members:

  • Herman Silva Sanhueza (PDC)
  • Alejandro Almendares Müller (IND)
  • Marcelo Torres Ferrari (RN)
  • Carol Bortnick De Mayo (PPD)
  • Antonio Neme Fajuri (UDI)
  • Carlos Jara Garrido (PPD)
  • Marcela Silva Nieto (PS)
  • Ariel Ramos Stocker (PC)
  • Abraham Donoso Morales (PDC)
  • Mauricio Ovalle Urrea (PDC)

Within the electoral divisions of Chile, Maipú is represented in the Chamber of Deputies by Pepe Auth (PPD) and Mónica Zalaquett (UDI) as part of the 20th electoral district, which consists entirely of the Santiago commune. 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).

The alcalde for the 2021-2025 period is Tomás Vodanovic (RD)

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References

  1. ^ "Asociación Chilena de Municipalidades" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 15 July 2006. Retrieved 27 January 2011.
  2. ^ "Municipality of Maipú" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 15 July 2006. 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 26 September 2010.
  5. ^ "Chile Summer Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Archived from the original on 11 September 2007. Retrieved 26 September 2010.
  6. ^ "Chilean National Congress" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 2012-08-08. Retrieved 2013-06-17.
  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 (in Spanish). UNDP. Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 July 2011. Retrieved 13 September 2010.
  9. ^ "Alcaldesa Cathy Barriga Guerra". Retrieved 16 November 2020.
  10. ^ "CATHERINE BARRIGA GUERRA (INDEP. UDI)".
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