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Gorbea, Chile

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Country  Chile
Gorbea  1887
Area code(s)  56 + 45
Area  694.5 km²
Province  Cautín Province
Region  Araucanía
Time zone  CLT (UTC−4)
Website  Municipality of Gorbea
Elevation  80 m
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Gorbea is a Chilean city and commune located in Cautín Province, Araucanía Region.

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Map of Gorbea, Araucania, Chile

Demographics

According to the 2002 census of the National Statistics Institute, Gorbea spans an area of 694.5 km2 (268 sq mi) and has 15,222 inhabitants (7,609 men and 7,613 women). Of these, 9,413 (61.8%) lived in urban areas and 5,809 (38.2%) in rural areas. Between the 1992 and 2002 censuses, the population grew by 3.9% (570 persons).

Administration

As a commune, Gorbea 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 2008-2012 alcalde is Guido Siegmund González (UDI).

Within the electoral divisions of Chile, Gorbea is represented in the Chamber of Deputies by René Manuel García (RN) and Fernando Meza (PRSD) as part of the 52nd electoral district, (together with Cunco, Pucón, Curarrehue, Villarrica, Loncoche and Toltén). The commune is represented in the Senate by José Garcia Ruminot (RN) and Eugenio Tuma Zedan (PPD) as part of the 15th senatorial constituency (Araucanía-South).

Education

Previously the area had a German school, Deutsche Schule Gorbea.

References

Gorbea, Chile Wikipedia


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