From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Town and Commune
Church of Coínco
Church of Coínco
Map of Coinco in the O'Higgins Region
Map of Coinco in the O'Higgins Region
Location in Chile
Location in Chile
Location in Chile
Coordinates: 34°15′38″S 70°56′54″W / 34.26056°S 70.94833°W / -34.26056; -70.94833Coordinates: 34°15′38″S 70°56′54″W / 34.26056°S 70.94833°W / -34.26056; -70.94833
Country Chile
Region O'Higgins
Province Cachapoal
 • Type Municipality
 • Alcalde Gregorio Valenzuela
 • Total 98.2 km2 (37.9 sq mi)
Elevation 336 m (1,102 ft)
Population (2012 Census)[2]
 • Total 6,709
 • Density 68/km2 (180/sq mi)
 • Urban 4,102
 • Rural 2,283
 • Men 3,293
 • Women 3,092
Time zone CLT [3] (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) CLST [4] (UTC-3)
Area code(s) (+56) 72
Website Municipality of Coinco

Coinco is a Chilean commune and town in Cachapoal Province, O'Higgins Region. According to the 2012 census, the commune population was 6,709 and has an area of 98.2 km2 (38 sq mi).[5]


According to the 2002 census of the National Statistics Institute, Coinco has 6,385 inhabitants (3,293 men and 3,092 women). Of these, 4,102 (64.2%) lived in urban areas and 2,283 (35.8%) in rural areas. The population grew by 9.7% (562 persons) between the 1992 and 2002 censuses.[2]


As a commune, Coinco is a third-level administrative division of Chile administered by a municipal council, headed by an alcalde who is directly elected every four years. The 2008-2012 alcalde is Gregorio Valenzuela.[1]

Within the electoral divisions of Chile, Coinco is represented in the Chamber of Deputies by Mr. Eugenio Bauer (UDI) and Mr. Ricardo Rincón (PDC) as part of the 33rd electoral district, (together with Mostazal, Graneros, Codegua, Machalí, Requínoa, Rengo, Olivar, Doñihue, Coltauco, Quinta de Tilcoco and Malloa). The commune is represented in the Senate by Andrés Chadwick Piñera (UDI) and Juan Pablo Letelier Morel (PS) as part of the 9th senatorial constituency (O'Higgins Region).


  1. ^ a b "Municipality of Coinco" (in Spanish). Retrieved 10 November 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c d "National Statistics Institute" (in Spanish). Retrieved 10 November 2010. 
  3. ^ "Chile Time". Retrieved 26 September 2010. 
  4. ^ "Chile Summer Time". Retrieved 26 September 2010. 
  5. ^ 2002 Census

External links[edit]