Communes of Chile

Communes Of Chile

A commune (Spanish: comuna, ) is the smallest administrative subdivision in Chile. It may contain cities, towns, villages, hamlets as well as rural areas. In highly populated areas, such as Santiago, Valparaíso and Concepción, a conurbation may be broken into several communes. In sparsely populated areas, conversely, a commune may cover a substantial rural area together with several settled areas which could range from hamlets to towns or cities.

Each commune is governed by a directly elected body known as a municipal council (concejo municipal) consisting of one mayor (alcalde) and a group of councillors (concejal, pl. concejales), for a period of four years. The communal civil service administration is known as the municipality (municipalidad) and is headquartered at the mayor's office (alcaldía). According to Chilean law, a single municipality may administer one or more communes, though currently, the only such case is the municipality of Cabo de Hornos, which administers the communes of Antártica and Cabo de Hornos.

Chile's 346 communes are grouped into 54 provinces (provincia, pl. provincias), which are themselves grouped into 15 regions (región, pl. regiones).

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... The following table lists all Chilean communes, providing a complete list of administrative divisions at all levels ... Each commune's municipality website is given along with the area and population from the National Statistics Institute's most recent census conducted in 2002 ... Region Province Commune Area (km²) 2002 Population Website Arica and Parinacota (XIV) Arica Camarones 3,927 1,220 link Arica Arica 4,799 185,268 link Parinacota Putre 5,903 1,977 link Parinacota General ...

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