Santa Cruz, Chile

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Santa Cruz
ceety an Commune
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Map o Santa Cruz commune in O'Higgins Region
Map o Santa Cruz commune in O'Higgins Region
Location in Chile
Location in Chile
Santa Cruz
Location in Chile
Coordinates (ceety): 34°38′14″S 71°21′47″W / 34.63722°S 71.36306°W / -34.63722; -71.36306Coordinates: 34°38′14″S 71°21′47″W / 34.63722°S 71.36306°W / -34.63722; -71.36306
Country Chile Chile
Region O'Higgins Region O'Higgins
Province Colchagua Province Colchagua
Govrenment[1]
 • Teep Municipality
 • Alcalde William Arévalo
Aurie[2]
 • Total 419.5 km2 (162.0 sq mi)
Elevation 173 m (568 ft)
Population (2012 Census)[2]
 • Tot 34,914
 • Density 83/km2 (220/sq mi)
 • Urban 18,603
 • landwart 13,784
Demonym(s) Santacruzano
Sex[2]
 • Men 16,160
 • weemen 16,227
Time zone CLT [3] (UTC-4)
 • Simmer (DST) CLST [4] (UTC-3)
Aurie code(s) 56 + 72
Wabsteid offeecial website (in Spaingie)

Santa Cruz is a Chilean ceety an commune, locatit in the Colchagua valley, in the O'Higgins Region, locatit on the soothern shore o the Tinguiririca river, 110 miles frae Santiago, Chile's caipital ceety an 27 miles frae San Fernando.[5]

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Thare is no exact data aboot the founding o the ceety, awtho thare is an offeecial date when the ceety became a municipality in the year 1891,[6] the same year that Pichilemu did.

Frae its beginnings, the toun wis a centre o handcraftit artifacts an agricultural development, wi wheat, tomatoes, an wine bein the main products o the aurie. Because o the relation wi countryside tradeetions frae its beginnin, Santa Cruz offers an authentic leuk at the landwart tradeetions o Chilean cultur expressed in the wine, the fuid, an the traditional sports sic as the rodeo.

The ceety o Santa Cruz wis amang those affectit bi the 2010 Chile earthquake.[7]

Demographics[eedit | eedit soorce]

Accordin tae the 2002 census o the National Statistics Institute, Santa Cruz spans an aurie o 419.5 km2 (162 sq mi) an haes 32,387 indwallers (16,160 men an 16,227 weemen). o thir, 18,603 (57.4%) lived in urban auries an 13,784 (42.6%) in landwart auries. The population grew bi 10.7% (3,129 persons) atween the 1992 an 2002 censuses.[2]

Tourist attractions[eedit | eedit soorce]

Santa Cruz haes very well preserved colonial airchitectur. The maist famous tourist attractions o the ceety are locatit in the Plaza de Armas. Thir include the historic Santa Cruz kirk, Santa Cruz Hotel, an Carillon Clock, the latter o which wis constructit bi order o mayor Carlos Cardoen Decoene in 1970, an which is uised the day as an interactive tourist information center. Ither noteworthy attractions include the Museum o Colchagua, the Casino o Colchagua, an the Wine Train vineyard tour.

Economy[eedit | eedit soorce]

In the last twa decades, landwart tourism haes acome an important soorce o revenue for the ceety, the development o this industry wis due specially acause o the vineyards placed in the valley jynt in a project cried "Wine Roote",[8] that offers several tours in the aurie[5]

Climate[eedit | eedit soorce]

Temperate warm climate, wi rains atween Juin an November.[5]

Administration[eedit | eedit soorce]

As a commune, Santa Cruz is a third-level admeenistrative diveesion o Chile administered bi a municipal cooncil, headed bi an alcalde who is directly electit every fower years. The 2012-2016 alcalde is William Arévalo.[1]

Athin the electoral divisions o Chile, Santa Cruz is representit in the Chamber o Deputies bi Mr. Ramón Barros (UDI) an Mr. Juan Carlos Latorre (PDC) as pairt o the 35t electoral destrict, (thegither wi Placilla, Nancagua, Chépica, Lolol, Pumanque, Palmilla, Peralillo, Navidad, Litueche, La Estrella, Pichilemu, Marchihue an Paredones). The commune is representit in the Senate bi Andrés Chadwick Piñera (UDI) an Juan Pablo Letelier Morel (PS) as pairt o the 9t senatorial constituency (O'Higgins Region).

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References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Municipality o Santa Cruz" (in Spaingie). Retrieved 13 December 2010. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "National Statistics Institute" (in Spaingie). Retrieved 13 December 2010. 
  3. "Chile Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Retrieved 2010-07-28. 
  4. "Chile Summer Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Retrieved 2010-07-28. 
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 "Santa Cruz". LetsGoChile.com. Retrieved 5 September 2010. 
  6. [1] Historia de Santa Cruz
  7. http://www.watoday.com.au/world/aid-delays-add-to-chiles-desperate-plight-20100304-pkjb.html?autostart=1
  8. [2] Ruta del vino/

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