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Petorca
Town and Commune



Location in Chile
Location in Chile
Petorca
Location in Chile
Coordinates: 32°15′05″S 70°55′53″W / 32.25139°S 70.93139°W / -32.25139; -70.93139
CountryPetorca Chile
RegionPetorca Valparaíso
ProvincePetorca
Government
[1]
 • TypeMunicipality
 • AlcaldeGustavo Valdenegro Rubillo
Area
[2]
 • Total1,516.6 km2 (585.6 sq mi)
Elevation
495 m (1,624 ft)
Population
 (2012 Census)[2]
 • Total9,881
 • Density6.5/km2 (17/sq mi)
 • Urban
4,535
 • Rural
4,905
Sex
[2]
 • Men4,806
 • Women4,634
Time zoneUTC-4 (CLT[3])
 • Summer (DST)UTC-3 (CLST[4])
Area code56 + 33
ClimateBSk
WebsiteMunicipality of Petorca

Petorca is a Chilean town and commune located in the Petorca Province, Valparaíso Region. The commune spans an area of 1,516.6 km2 (586 sq mi).[2] Since 2010 Petorca has been affected by a long-term drought aggravated by poor water administration that have allowed limited water resources go to avocado plantations rather than human settlements.[5][6][7][8]

  1. ^ "Municipality of Petorca" (in Spanish). Retrieved 28 July 2010.
  2. ^ a b c d "National Statistics Institute" (in Spanish). Retrieved 10 November 2010.
  3. ^ "Chile Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Archived from the original on 13 July 2010. Retrieved 28 July 2010.
  4. ^ "Chile Summer Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Archived from the original on 11 September 2007. Retrieved 28 July 2010.
  5. ^ Muñoz, Ariel; Klock-Barría, Karin; Álvarez-Garretón, Camila; Aguilera, Isabella; González-Reyes, Álvaro; Lastra, José A.; Chávez, Roberto O.; Barría, Pilar; Christie, Duncan; Rojas-Badilla, Moisés; LeQuesne, Carlos (29 April 2020). "Crisis hídrica en la cuenca de Petorca: una combinación entre la megasequía y el manejo del agua". Diario UACh (in Spanish). Austral University of Chile. Retrieved 21 July 2021.
  6. ^ Campos, Paula (23 July 2018). "MOP declara a Petorca como zona de escasez hídrica". diarioUChile (in Spanish). University of Chile. Retrieved 24 July 2021.
  7. ^ Salgado, Daniela (6 April 2021). "Rodeados de paltos, pero sin agua para el consumo: el drama de zonas con escasez hídrica en Chile". Radio Bío-Bío (in Spanish). Radio France Internationale. Retrieved 12 July 2021.
  8. ^ Freixas, Meritxell (22 March 2019). "El aguacate que llega a Europa seca Chile". El País (in Spanish). Retrieved 21 July 2021.

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