La Florida, Chile

La Florida
City and Commune
Typical neighbourhood of La Florida
Typical neighbourhood of La Florida
Flag
Flag
Coat of arms
Coat of arms
Map of the La Florida commune within Greater Santiago
Map of the La Florida commune within Greater Santiago
Location in Chile
Location in Chile
La Florida
Location in Chile
Coordinates (city): 33°32′S 70°35′W / 33°32′S 70°35′W / -33.533; -70.583
CountryChile
RegionSantiago Metro.
ProvinceSantiago
Founded28 November 1899
Government[1]
 • TypeMunicipality
 • AlcaldeRodolfo Carter (Ind.)
Area[2][3]
 • Total70.8 km2 (27.3 sq mi)
Population (2002 Census)[3]
 • Total365,674
 • Density5,200/km2 (13,000/sq mi)
 • Urban365,563
 • Rural111
Sex[3]
 • Men176,245
 • Women189,429
Time zoneUTC-4 (CLT[4])
 • Summer (DST)UTC-3 (CLST[5])
Area code(s)56 +
WebsiteMunicipality of La Florida

La Florida (Spanish pronunciation: [la floˈɾiða], Spanish for "the flowery") is a suburban commune of Chile located in the South East of Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan Region. It is a residential area and its inhabitants are mostly members of a new middle to upper-middle class. It ranks number 12 out of 346 among Chilean communes in terms of Human Development Index.[6] Its mayor is Rodolfo Carter (Chile Vamos)

Demographics

According to the 2002 census of the National Statistics Institute, La Florida spans an area of 70.8 km2 (27 sq mi) and has 365,674 inhabitants (176,245 men and 189,429 women). Of these, 365,563 (100%) lived in urban areas and 111 (0%) in rural areas. It currently has almost 400,000 inhabitants, which makes it the third most populous commune in Chile.

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