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Magallanes Region

The institutional mission of the Magallanes and Antártica Chilena Regional Government is to represent the President of Chile in the implementation of public policies according to his or her government program. It must also foster, oversee and promote the region’s economic, social and cultural development by formulating and executing the budget for regional investment. The region has a total surface area of 132,297 km² and a population of 166,533 inhabitants according to the 2017 Census. Administratively, it is composed of 4 provinces (Antártica Chilena, Magallanes, Tierra del Fuego and Última Esperanza), which are divided into 11 districts. The regional capital is the city of Punta Arenas.

José Adolfo Fernández

REGIONAL GOVERNOR OF THE MAGALLANES AND CHILEAN ANTARCTIC REGION

Mr. Fernández holds a degree in forestry engineering from the Universidad de Chile.

He served as Regional Director of Chile’s National Forestry Service (CONAF) in Magallanes during the first government of President Sebastián Piñera and as Regional Councilor for 12 years.

In 2018, he took office as Regional Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture (Seremi) for the Magallanes and Chilean Antarctic region, a post which he held until his appointment as Regional Governor of the Region.

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