List of cities in Chile

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Santiago, capital of Chile

This is a list of cities in Chile.

A city is defined by Chile's National Statistics Institute (INE) as an urban entity[1] possessing more than 5,000 inhabitants. This list is based on a June 2005 report by the INE based on the 2002 census which registered 239 cities across the country.[2]

List of cities per region[edit]

Arica and Parinacota Region[edit]

Tarapacá Region[edit]

Antofagasta Region[edit]

Atacama Region[edit]

Coquimbo Region[edit]

Valparaíso Region[edit]

O'Higgins Region[edit]

Maule Region[edit]

Biobío Region[edit]

Araucanía Region[edit]

Los Ríos Region[edit]

Los Lagos Region[edit]

Aisén Region[edit]

Magallanes and Antártica Chilena Region[edit]

Santiago Metropolitan Region[edit]

Largest cities[edit]

This list includes conurbations, "absorptions" and cities with over 150,000 inhabitants. The individual city ranking is included in parentheses. Information is from the 2002 census. (Note: The population given is limited to the city area and is not the population in the whole commune.)

  1. Santiago Metropolis conurbation: 5,428,590
    1. Puente Alto: 492,603 (1)
    2. Maipú: 463,103 (2)
    3. La Florida: 365,563 (3)
    4. Las Condes: 249,893 (7)
    5. San Bernardo: 237,708 (8)
    6. Peñalolén: 216,060 (10)
    7. Santiago: 200,792 (13)
    8. Pudahuel: 192,258 (14)
    9. La Pintana: 190,085 (15)
    10. El Bosque: 175,594 (17)
    11. Ñuñoa: 163,511 (20)
  2. Greater Valparaíso conurbation: 803,683
    1. Viña del Mar: 286,931 (4)
    2. Valparaíso: 263,499 (6)
  3. Greater Concepción conurbation: 666,381
    1. Concepción: 212,003 (11)
    2. Talcahuano: 161,692 (21)
  4. Greater La Serena conurbation: 296,253
  5. Antofagasta: 285,255 (5)
  6. Greater Temuco conurbation: 260,878
    1. Temuco: 227,086 (9)
  7. Rancagua conurbation: 236,363
    1. Rancagua: 206,971 (12)
  8. Talca absorption: 191,154
    1. Talca: 189,505 (16)
  9. Arica: 175,441 (18)
  10. Chillán conurbation: 165,528
  11. Iquique: 164,396 (19)
  12. Puerto Montt: 153,118 (22)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ An "urban entity" is defined by Chile's National Statistics Institute as a concentrated group of dwellings with over 2,000 inhabitants, or between 1,001 and 2,000 inhabitants if 50% or more of its population is economically active, dedicated to secondary and/or tertiary activities. Exceptionally, populated centers dedicated to tourism and recreation with over 250 concentrated dwellings and that do not meet the population requirement are considered urban.
  2. ^ Chile: Ciudades, Pueblos, Aldeas y Caseríos 2005, Instituto Nacional de Estadísticas - June 2005.

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