Gorbea, Chile

City and Commune
Location of Gorbea commune in the Araucanía Region
Location of Gorbea commune in the Araucanía Region
Location in Chile
Location in Chile
Coordinates: 39°06′S 72°41′W / 39.100°S 72.683°W / -39.100; -72.683Coordinates: 39°06′S 72°41′W / 39.100°S 72.683°W / -39.100; -72.683
Country Chile
Region Araucanía
Province Cautín
Gorbea 1887
  Type Municipality
  Alcalde Guido Siegmund González (UDI)
  Total 694.5 km2 (268.1 sq mi)
Elevation 80 m (260 ft)
Population (2012 Census)[3]
  Total 13,990
  Density 20/km2 (52/sq mi)
  Urban 9,413
  Rural 5,809
  Men 7,609
  Women 7,613
Time zone CLT (UTC−4)
  Summer (DST) CLST (UTC−3)
Area code(s) 56 + 45
Website Municipality of Gorbea

Gorbea is a Chilean city and commune located in Cautín Province, Araucanía Region.


According to the 2002 census of the National Statistics Institute, Gorbea spans an area of 694.5 km2 (268 sq mi) and has 15,222 inhabitants (7,609 men and 7,613 women). Of these, 9,413 (61.8%) lived in urban areas and 5,809 (38.2%) in rural areas. Between the 1992 and 2002 censuses, the population grew by 3.9% (570 persons).[3]


As a commune, Gorbea 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 Guido Siegmund González (UDI).[1][2]

Within the electoral divisions of Chile, Gorbea is represented in the Chamber of Deputies by René Manuel García (RN) and Fernando Meza (PRSD) as part of the 52nd electoral district, (together with Cunco, Pucón, Curarrehue, Villarrica, Loncoche and Toltén). The commune is represented in the Senate by José Garcia Ruminot (RN) and Eugenio Tuma Zedan (PPD) as part of the 15th senatorial constituency (Araucanía-South).


Previously the area had a German school, Deutsche Schule Gorbea.[4]


  1. 1 2 "Asociación Chilena de Municipalidades" (in Spanish). Retrieved 7 February 2011.
  2. 1 2 "Municipality of Gorbea" (in Spanish). Retrieved 7 February 2011.
  3. 1 2 3 4 "National Statistics Institute" (in Spanish). Retrieved 1 May 2010.
  4. "Deutscher Bundestag 4. Wahlperiode Drucksache IV/3672" (Archive). Bundestag (West Germany). 23 June 1965. Retrieved on 12 March 2016. p. 22/51.

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