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HIDALGO, Rodrigo et al. Localización de la infraestructura católica, dinámicas socioterritoriales y geografía de las religiones: el caso del Área Metropolitana de Santiago de Chile. EURE (Santiago) [online]. 2012, vol.38, n.115, pp.47-72. ISSN 0250-7161.

Between 2008 and 2009, a team of researchers from the Institute of Geography of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile studied the ways in which the Catholic Church relates itselfand contributes to the drawing to the sociospatial landscape in Santiago's Metropolitan Area. It did so by the analysis and interpretation of the localization of Catholic buildings; the socioeconomic base of the inhabitants of those areas; the intercensal variation of the number of Catholics between the years 1992 and 2002; and the founding concepts of that Church in the localization of its infraestructure through the years. Specifically, the objectives of the investigation were to locate and spatialize the Catholic buildings, to characterize and analyze the Catholic population for the 1992-2002 period and to know the guidalines of the Catholic institution for the location of its buildings.

Keywords : Social inequality; urban fragmentation; socio-territorial transformations.

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