Girish Mahajan (Editor)


Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on Reddit
Country  Chile
Elevation  278 m (912 ft)
Area code(s)  (+56) 45
Local time  Monday 9:09 AM
Region  Araucanía
Time zone  CLT (UTC-4)
Area  330.7 km²
Province  Cautín Province
Perquenco httpsmw2googlecommwpanoramiophotosmedium
Website  Municipality of Perquenco
Weather  8°C, Wind N at 3 km/h, 100% Humidity

Perquenco is a town and commune in southern Chile's Araucanía Region. The town was declared capital of the Kingdom of Araucanía and Patagonia by Orélie-Antoine de Tounens, but soon after it was occupied by Cornelio Saavedra Rodríguez who was in charge of the Chilean occupation of the Araucanía.


Map of Perquenco, Araucania, Chile


According to the 2002 census of the National Statistics Institute, Perquenco spans an area of 330.7 km2 (128 sq mi) and has 6,450 inhabitants (3,281 men and 3,169 women). Of these, 2,929 (45.4%) lived in urban areas and 3,521 (54.6%) in rural areas. The population grew by 9.6% (564 persons) between the 1992 and 2002 censuses.


As a commune, Perquenco 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 Luis Alberto Muñoz Pérez (PDC).

Within the electoral divisions of Chile, Perquenco is represented in the Chamber of Deputies by Enrique Estay (UDI) and Fuad Chahín (PDC) as part of the 49th electoral district, (together with Victoria, Curacautín, Lonquimay, Melipeuco, Vilcún, Lautaro and Galvarino). The commune is represented in the Senate by Alberto Espina Otero (RN) and Jaime Quintana Leal (PPD) as part of the 14th senatorial constituency (Araucanía-North).


Perquenco Wikipedia

Similar Topics
The World Is Big and Salvation Lurks Around the Corner
Annette Beard
Élodie Ramos