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Map of Portezuelo commune in the Biobío Region
Location in Chile
Location in Chile

Coordinates: 36°32′S 72°26′W / 36.533°S 72.433°W / -36.533; -72.433Coordinates: 36°32′S 72°26′W / 36.533°S 72.433°W / -36.533; -72.433

Country Chile
Region Biobío
Province Ñuble
 • Type Municipality
 • Alcalde Modesto Sepúlveda Andrade (PDC)
 • Total 282.3 km2 (109.0 sq mi)
Population (2002 Census)[2]
 • Total 5,470
 • Density 19/km2 (50/sq mi)
 • Urban 1,750
 • Rural 3,720
 • Men 2,825
 • Women 2,645
Time zone CLT [3] (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) CLST [4] (UTC-3)
Area code(s) 56 +
Website Municipality of Portezuelo

Portezuelo is a Chilean town and commune located in the Ñuble Province, Biobío Region.


According to the 2002 census of the National Statistics Institute, Portezuelo spans an area of 282.3 km2 (109 sq mi) and has 5,470 inhabitants (2,825 men and 2,645 women). Of these, 1,750 (32%) lived in urban areas and 3,720 (68%) in rural areas. The population fell by 8.4% (500 persons) between the 1992 and 2002 censuses.[2]


As a commune, Portezuelo is a third-level administrative division of Chile administered by a communal council, headed by an alcalde who is directly elected every four years. The 2008-2012 alcalde is Modesto Sepúlveda Andrade (PDC). The communal council has the following members:[1]

  • Paulina Zamudio (Ind./Pro-PDC)
  • Daniel Pastén (UDI)
  • Pedro Fernández (Ind./PDC)
  • Flavio Barrientos (Ind./RN)
  • Marcelo Cortés (PRI)
  • Melitón Aravena (PDC)

Within the electoral divisions of Chile, Portezuel belongs to the 42nd electoral district and 12th senatorial constituency.

See also


External links

  • (Spanish) Municipality of Portezuelo

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