See more Communes of Chile articles on AOD.

Powered by
TTSReader
Share this page on
Article provided by Wikipedia


( => ( => ( => Communes of Chile [pageid] => 3060770 ) =>
""Coat of arms of Chile.svg
This article is part of a series on the
"politics and government of
Chile
"Comptroller General
"Constitutional Court

A commune ("Spanish: comuna, IPA: "[koˈmuna]) is the smallest administrative subdivision in "Chile. It may contain "cities, "towns, "villages, "hamlets as well as "rural areas. In highly populated areas, such as "Santiago, "Valparaíso and "Concepción, a conurbation may be broken into several communes. In sparsely populated areas, conversely, a commune may cover a substantial rural area together with several settled areas which could range from hamlets to towns or cities.

The term "commune" is ambiguous in English, but the word is commonly used in translation for "comuna." A comuna is similar to a "county" in Anglo-American usage and practice.

Each commune is governed by a "directly elected body known as a municipal council (concejo municipal) consisting of a mayor (alcalde) and a group of councillors (concejales), for a period of four years. The communal civil service administration is known as the "municipality ("municipalidad) and is headquartered at the mayor's office (alcaldía). According to Chilean law, a single municipality may administer one or more communes, though currently, the only such case is the municipality of "Cabo de Hornos, which administers the communes of "Antártica and "Cabo de Hornos.[1]

Chile's 346 communes are grouped into 54 "provinces (provincia, pl. provincias), which are themselves grouped into 15 "regions (región, pl. regiones).

Contents

List of communes by region and province[edit]

Traditionally, Chilean regions are listed in geographical order starting with the northernmost region, leaving the Santiago Metropolitan Region at the end. The following table lists all Chilean communes, providing a complete list of administrative divisions at all levels. Each commune's municipality website is given along with the area and population from the "National Statistics Institute's most recent census conducted in 2002.

"Region "Province Commune Area
(km²)[2][3]
2002[2][3]
Population
2014[4]
Population
Website[5]
"Arica and Parinacota
(XV)

"Arica "Camarones 3,927 1,220 783 link
"Arica 4,799 185,268 231,611 link
"Parinacota "Putre 5,903 1,977 2,073 link
"General Lagos 2,244 1,179 614 link
"Tarapacá
(I)
"Iquique "Iquique 2,835 166,204 196,437 link
"Alto Hospicio 593 50,215 106,078 link
"Tamarugal "Pozo Almonte 13,766 10,830 13,723 link
"Pica 8,934 6,178 6,626 link
"Huara 10,475 2,599 2,923 link
"Colchane 4,016 1,649 1,698 link
"Camiña 2,200 1,275 1,297 link
"Antofagasta
(II)
"Antofagasta "Taltal 20,405 11,100 12,937 link
"Sierra Gorda 12,866 2,356 3,040 link
"Mejillones 3,804 8,418 11,090 link
"Antofagasta 30,718 296,905 372,325 link
"El Loa "San Pedro de Atacama 23,439 4,969 7,212 link
"Ollagüe 2,964 318 315 link
"Calama 15,597 138,402 173,691 link
"Tocopilla "Tocopilla 4,039 23,986 27,378 link
"María Elena 12,197 7,530 5,340 link["permanent dead link]
"Atacama
(III)
"Chañaral "Diego de Almagro 18,664 18,589 15,501 link
"Chañaral 5,772 13,543 13,746 link
"Copiapó "Tierra Amarilla 11,191 12,888 16,867 link
"Copiapó 16,681 129,091 168,946 link
"Caldera 4,667 13,734 17,263 link
"Huasco "Vallenar 7,084 48,040 52,824 link
"Huasco 1,601 7,945 10,083 link
"Freirina 3,578 5,666 6,823 link
"Alto del Carmen 5,939 4,840 6,194 link
"Coquimbo
(IV)
"Choapa "Salamanca 3,445 24,494 27,181 link
"Los Vilos 1,861 17,453 19,980 link
"Illapel 2,629 30,355 32,753 link
"Canela 2,197 9,379 9,914 link
"Elqui "Vicuña 7,610 24,010 26,561 link
"Paiguano 1,495 4,168 4,483 link
"La Serena 1,893 160,148 212,621 link
"La Higuera 4,158 3,721 4,568 link
"Coquimbo 1,429 163,036 226,223 link
"Andacollo 310 10,288 11,348 link
"Limarí "Río Hurtado 2,117 4,771 4,994 link
"Punitaqui 1,339 9,539 10,748 link
"Ovalle 3,835 98,089 119,014 link
"Monte Patria 4,366 30,276 33,641 link
"Combarbalá 1,896 13,483 15,199 link
"Valparaíso
(V)
"Isla de Pascua "Isla de Pascua 164 3,791 6,148 link
"Los Andes "San Esteban 1,362 14,400 18,201 link
"Rinconada 123 6,692 10,084 link
"Los Andes 1,248 60,198 67,659 link
"Calle Larga 322 10,393 14,108 link
"Marga Marga "Villa Alemana 97 95,623 134,999 link
"Quilpué 537 128,578 165,284 link
"Limache 294 39,219 45,061 link
"Olmué 232 14,105 15,897 link
"Petorca "Zapallar 288 5,659 6,185 link
"Petorca 1,517 9,440 10,294 link
"Papudo 166 4,608 5,242 link
"La Ligua 1,163 31,987 33,853 link
"Cabildo 1,455 18,916 20,106 link
"Quillota "Quillota 302 75,916 92,482 link
"Nogales 405 21,633 23,708 link
"La Cruz 78 12,851 18,647 link
"La Calera 61 49,503 54,878 link
"Hijuelas 267 16,014 17,966 link
"San Antonio "Santo Domingo 536 7,418 9,177 link
"San Antonio 405 87,205 96,360 link
"El Tabo 99 7,028 9,863 link
"El Quisco 51 9,467 12,819 link
"Cartagena 346 16,875 20,035 link
"Algarrobo 176 8,601 10,359 link
"San Felipe "Santa María 166 12,813 15,484 link
"San Felipe 186 64,126 73,326 link
"Putaendo 1,474 14,649 16,306 link
"Panquehue 122 6,567 7,301 link
"Llaillay 349 21,644 24,519 link
"Catemu 362 12,112 13,863 link
"Valparaíso "Viña del Mar 122 286,931 321,760 link
"Valparaíso 402 275,982 295,075 link
"Quintero 148 21,174 27,213 link
"Puchuncaví 300 12,954 17,403 link
"Concón 76 32,273 47,447 link
"Juan Fernández 148 633 850 link
"Casablanca 953 21,874 28,338 link
"Metropolitana
(RM)
"Chacabuco "Tiltil 653 14,755 17,423 link
"Lampa 452 40,228 82,249 link
"Colina 971 77,815 117,573 link
"Cordillera "San José de Maipo 4,995 13,376 14,922 link
"Puente Alto 88 492,915 602,203 link
"Pirque 445 16,565 21,595 link
"Maipo "San Bernardo 155 246,762 294,019 link
"Paine 678 50,028 65,603 link
"Calera de Tango 73 18,235 24,097 link
"Buin 214 63,419 81,760 link
"Melipilla "San Pedro 788 7,549 9,476 link
"Melipilla 1,356 94,540 115,197 link
"María Pinto 395 10,343 12,725 link
"Curacaví 693 24,298 29,288 link
"Alhué 845 4,435 5,631 link
"Santiago "Vitacura 28 81,499 88,065 link
"Santiago 22 200,792 344,711 link
"San Ramón 7 94,906 99,615 link
"San Miguel 10 78,872 107,797 link
"San Joaquín 10 97,625 104,040 link
"Renca 24 133,518 150,546 link
"Recoleta 16 148,220 167,258 link
"Quinta Normal 12 104,012 114,297 link
"Quilicura 58 126,518 202,151 link
"Pudahuel 197 195,653 230,833 link
"Providencia 14 120,874 145,869 link
"Peñalolén 54 216,060 241,576 link
"Pedro Aguirre Cerda 10 114,560 122,093 link
"Ñuñoa 17 163,511 216,452 link
"Maipú 133 468,390 544,876 link
"Macul 13 112,535 123,506 link
"Lo Prado 7 104,316 112,579 link
"Lo Espejo 7 112,800 119,842 link
"Lo Barnechea 1,024 74,749 101,651 link
"Las Condes 99 249,893 281,623 link
"La Reina 23 96,762 101,459 link
"La Pintana 31 190,085 211,536 link
"La Granja 10 132,520 142,862 link
"La Florida 71 365,674 388,119 link
"La Cisterna 10 85,118 92,289 link
"Independencia 7 65,479 81,755 link
"Huechuraba 45 74,070 94,342 link
"Estación Central 14 130,394 144,188 link
"El Bosque 14 175,594 193,185 link
"Conchalí 71 133,256 140,950 link
"Cerro Navia 11 148,312 158,046 link
"Cerrillos 21 71,906 84,437 link
"Talagante "Talagante 126 59,805 70,043 link
"Peñaflor 69 66,619 88,139 link
"Padre Hurtado 81 38,768 54,541 link
"Isla de Maipo 189 25,798 34,563 link
"El Monte 118 26,459 34,986 link
"O'Higgins
(VI)
"Cachapoal "San Vicente 476 40,253 46,643 link
"Requínoa 673 22,161 30,184 link
"Rengo 592 50,830 60,486 link
"Rancagua 260 214,344 232,639 link
"Quinta de Tilcoco 93 11,380 13,147 link
"Pichidegua 320 17,756 20,111 link
"Peumo 153 13,948 15,981 link
"Olivar 45 12,335 14,823 link
"Mostazal 524 21,866 26,170 link
"Malloa 113 12,872 13,816 link
"Machalí 2,586 28,628 50,141 link
"Las Cabras 749 20,242 23,773 link
"Graneros 113 25,961 33,227 link
"Doñihue 78 16,916 20,127 link
"Coltauco 225 16,228 19,503 link
"Coinco 98 6,385 7,160 link
"Codegua 287 10,796 13,952 link
"Cardenal Caro "Pichilemu 749 12,392 14,311 link
"Paredones 562 6,695 6,491 link
"Navidad 300 5,422 5,941 link
"Marchihue 660 6,904 7,565 link
"Litueche 619 5,526 6,251 link
"La Estrella 435 4,221 3,283 link
"Colchagua "Santa Cruz 420 32,387 37,303 link
"San Fernando 2,441 63,732 73,105 link
"Pumanque 441 3,442 3,471 link
"Placilla 147 8,078 9,213 link
"Peralillo 283 9,729 11,460 link
"Palmilla 237 11,200 13,158 link
"Nancagua 111 15,634 17,029 link
"Lolol 597 6,191 6,961 link
"Chimbarongo 498 32,316 37,172 link
"Chépica 503 13,857 15,980 link
"Maule
(VII)
"Cauquenes "Pelluhue 371 6,414 7,553 link
"Chanco 530 9,457 9,173 link
"Cauquenes 2,126 41,217 40,896 link
"Curicó "Vichuquén 426 4,916 5,146 link
"Teno 618 25,596 28,397 link
"Sagrada Familia 549 17,519 19,467 link
"Romeral 1,597 12,707 14,983 link
"Rauco 309 8,566 9,970 link
"Molina 1,552 38,521 42,128 link
"Licantén 273 6,902 7,267 link
"Hualañé 629 9,741 10,249 link
"Curicó 1,328 119,585 142,662 link
"Linares "Yerbas Buenas 262 16,134 18,160 link
"Villa Alegre 190 14,725 15,369 link
"San Javier 1,313 37,793 41,032 link
"Retiro 827 18,487 19,704 link
"Parral 1,638 37,822 38,809 link
"Longaví 1,454 28,161 29,562 link
"Linares 1,457 83,249 90,845 link
"Colbún 2,900 17,619 19,387 link
"Talca "Talca 232 201,797 231,860 link
"San Rafael 264 7,674 9,652 link
"San Clemente 4,504 37,261 41,366 link
"Río Claro 431 12,698 13,513 link
"Pencahue 957 8,315 8,845 link
"Pelarco 332 7,266 7,910 link
"Maule 238 16,837 45,676 link
"Empedrado 565 4,225 4,486 link
"Curepto 1,074 10,812 10,895 link
"Constitución 1,344 46,081 50,631 link
"Biobío
(VIII)
"Arauco "Tirúa 624 9,664 10,433 link
"Los Álamos 599 18,632 23,252 link
"Lebu 561 25,035 26,509 link
"Curanilahue 994 31,943 34,802 link
"Contulmo 962 5,838 5,624 link
"Cañete 760 31,270 34,129 link
"Arauco 956 34,873 38,163 link
"Biobío "Yumbel 727 20,498 21,594 link
"Tucapel 915 12,777 14,300 link
"Santa Bárbara 3,380 12,943 12,985 link
"San Rosendo 92 3,918 3,956 link
"Quilleco 1,122 10,428 10,097 link
"Quilaco 1,124 4,021 4,118 link
"Negrete 157 8,579 10,148 link
"Nacimiento 935 25,971 28,305 link
"Mulchén 1,925 29,003 30,479 link
"Los Ángeles 1,748 166,556 193,252 link
"Laja 340 22,404 24,006 link
"Cabrero 640 25,282 28,918 link
"Antuco 1,884 3,908 3,962 link
"Alto Biobío 2,125 7,027 6,179 link
"Concepción "Tomé 495 52,440 55,693 link
"Talcahuano 146 163,626 177,567 link
"Santa Juana 731 12,713 13,687 link
"San Pedro de la Paz 113 80,447 126,416 link
"Penco 108 46,016 51,346 link
"Lota 136 49,089 48,098 link
"Hualqui 531 18,768 24,793 link
"Hualpén 54 86,722 106,628 link
"Florida 609 10,177 9,045 link
"Coronel 279 95,528 113,850 link
"Concepción 222 216,061 228,848 link
"Chiguayante 72 81,302 97,909 link
"Ñuble "Yungay 824 16,814 18,206 link
"Treguaco 313 5,296 5,346 link
"San Nicolás 491 9,741 11,348 link
"San Ignacio 364 16,106 16,080 link
"San Fabián 1,568 3,646 4,030 link
"San Carlos 874 50,088 52,923 link
"Ránquil 248 5,683 6,041 link["permanent dead link]
"Quirihue 589 11,429 13,303 link
"Quillón 423 15,146 16,769 link
"Portezuelo 282 5,470 5,648 link
"Pinto 1,164 9,875 11,242 link
"Pemuco 563 8,821 9,298 link
"Ñiquén 493 11,421 11,689 link
"Ninhue 401 5,738 5,847 link
"El Carmen 664 12,845 12,942 link
"Coihueco 1,777 23,583 25,763 link
"Coelemu 342 16,082 16,910 link
"Cobquecura 570 5,687 5,735 link
"Chillán Viejo 292 22,084 31,502 link
"Chillán 511 161,953 178,871 link
"Bulnes 425 20,595 21,910 link
"Araucanía
(IX)
"Cautín "Villarrica 1,291 45,531 54,427 link
"Vilcún 1,421 22,491 27,349 link
"Toltén 860 11,216 11,455 link
"Teodoro Schmidt 650 15,504 16,167 link
"Temuco 464 245,347 285,487 link
"Saavedra 401 14,034 13,104 link
"Pucón 1,249 21,107 27,221 link
"Pitrufquén 581 21,988 24,552 link
"Perquenco 331 6,450 7,220 link
"Padre Las Casas 401 58,795 84,684 link
"Nueva Imperial 1,160 29,994 33,247 link
"Melipeuco 1,107 5,628 5,848 link
"Loncoche 977 23,037 23,482 link
"Lautaro 901 32,218 36,648 link
"Gorbea 695 15,222 15,711 link
"Galvarino 568 12,596 12,632 link
"Freire 935 25,514 24,904 link
"Curarrehue 1,171 6,784 7,419 link
"Cunco 1,907 18,703 19,090 link
"Cholchol 428 10,065 11,731 link
"Carahue 1,341 25,696 26,606 link
"Malleco "Victoria 1,256 33,501 34,968 link
"Traiguén 908 19,534 19,892 link
"Renaico 267 9,128 10,499 link
"Purén 465 12,868 13,020 link
"Lumaco 1,119 11,405 11,379 link
"Los Sauces 850 7,581 7,853 link
"Lonquimay 3,914 10,237 10,940 link
"Ercilla 500 9,041 9,216 link
"Curacautín 1,664 16,970 17,263 link
"Collipulli 1,296 22,354 24,490 link
"Angol 1,194 48,996 54,995 link
"Los Ríos
(XIV)
"Ranco "Río Bueno 2,212 32,627 33,166 link
"Lago Ranco 1,763 10,098 10,810 link
"La Unión 2,137 39,447 43,093 link
"Futrono 2,121 14,981 16,403 link
"Valdivia "Valdivia 1,016 140,559 166,048 link
"Panguipulli 3,292 33,273 36,261 link
"Paillaco 896 19,237 20,798 link
"San José de la Mariquina 1,321 18,223 21,845 link
"Máfil 583 7,213 7,464 link
"Los Lagos 1,791 20,168 22,457 link
"Lanco 532 15,107 17,455 link
"Corral 767 5,463 5,748 link
"Los Lagos
(X)
"Chiloé "Quinchao 161 8,976 8,934 link
"Quemchi 440 8,689 9,109 link
"Quellón 3,244 21,823 29,951 link
"Queilén 224 5,138 5,551 link
"Puqueldón 97 4,160 4,053 link
"Dalcahue 1,239 10,693 15,005 link
"Curaco de Vélez 80 3,403 4,128 link
"Chonchi 1,362 12,572 15,086 link
"Castro 428 39,366 48,247 link
"Ancud 1,252 39,946 43,832 link
"Llanquihue "Puerto Varas 4,065 32,912 40,315 link
"Puerto Montt 1,673 175,938 239,534 link
"Maullín 861 15,580 15,788 link
"Los Muermos 1,246 16,964 16,692 link
"Llanquihue 421 16,337 18,036 link
"Frutillar 831 15,525 17,224 link
"Fresia 1,278 12,804 12,868 link
"Cochamó 3,911 4,363 4,159 link
"Calbuco 591 31,070 34,638 link
"Osorno "San Pablo 637 10,162 10,510 link
"San Juan de la Costa 1,517 8,831 7,646 link
"Río Negro 1,266 14,732 13,826 link
"Puyehue 1,598 11,368 11,109 link
"Purranque 1,459 20,705 21,478 link
"Puerto Octay 1,796 10,236 9,680 link
"Osorno 951 145,475 157,389 link
"Palena "Palena 2,764 1,690 2,131 link
"Hualaihué 2,788 8,273 10,923 link
"Futaleufú 1,280 1,826 3,339 link
"Chaitén 8,471 7,182 3,533 link
"Aisén
(XI)
"Aisén "Guaitecas 787 1,539 1,733 link
"Cisnes 15,831 5,739 5,339 link
"Aisén 29,970 22,353 27,316 link
"Capitán Prat "Tortel 19,931 507 649 link
"O'Higgins 8,183 463 657 link
"Cochrane 8,931 2,867 3,336 link
"Coihaique "Lago Verde 5,622 1,062 1,005 link
"Coihaique 7,320 50,041 59,862 link
"General Carrera "Río Ibáñez 5,997 2,477 2,367 link
"Chile Chico 5,922 4,444 5,070 link
"Magallanes
(XII)
"Antártica Chilena "Cabo de Hornos 15,854 2,262 2,782 link
"Antártica 1,250,000 130 184 link
"Magallanes "San Gregorio 6,884 1,158 342 link
"Río Verde 9,975 358 134 link
"Punta Arenas 17,846 119,496 129,555 link
"Laguna Blanca 3,696 663 587 link
"Tierra del Fuego "Timaukel 10,996 423 191 link
"Primavera 4,614 1,016 553 link
"Porvenir 6,983 5,465 7,296 link
"Última Esperanza "Torres del Paine 6,470 739 732 link
"Natales 48,974 19,116 21,392 link

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Law 19,726
  2. ^ a b "National Statistics Institute" (in Spanish). Retrieved 30 December 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "Territorial division of Chile" (PDF) (in Spanish). Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 November 2010. Retrieved 30 December 2010. 
  4. ^ "Comunas: Actualización Población 2002-2012 y Proyecciones 2013-2020". National Statistics Institute (in Spanish). Retrieved 20 April 2015. 
  5. ^ "Asociacion Chilena de Municipalidades". Archived from the original on 19 April 2011. Retrieved 7 February 2011. 

External links[edit]

) )