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|City and Commune|
Iglesia del Niño Jesús de Praga
|Coordinates (city): Coordinates:|
|• Alcalde||Antonio Garrido Mardones (RN)|
|• Total||7.4 km2 (2.9 sq mi)|
|Population (2002 Census)|
|• Density||8,800/km2 (23,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CLT  (UTC-4)|
|• Summer (DST)||CLST  (UTC-3)|
|Area code(s)||56 +|
|Website||Municipality of Independencia|
According to the 2002 census of the National Statistics Institute, Independencia spans an area of 7.4 km2 (3 sq mi) and has 65,479 inhabitants (30,633 men and 34,846 women), making the commune an entirely urban area. The population fell by 15.8% (12315 persons) between the 1992 and 2002 censuses. The 2006 projected population was 57,886.[not in citation given]
As a commune, Independencia 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 Antonio Garrido Mardones (RN).
Within the electoral divisions of Chile, Independencia is represented in the Chamber of Deputies by Patricio Hales (PPD) and Sra. Claudia Nogueira (UDI) as part of the 19th electoral district, (together with Recoleta). The commune is represented in the Senate by Guido Girardi Lavín (PPD) and Jovino Novoa Vásquez (UDI) as part of the 7th senatorial constituency (Santiago-West).