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"[note 1] with 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.[1]

Complete list of cities by region[edit]

Region City Population
(2002 census)
Area
(km2)
Density
(/km2)
XV Arica 175,441 41.89 4,188
I Iquique 164,396 22.12 7,432
I Alto Hospicio 50,190 17.45 2,876
I Pozo Almonte 6,384 3.05 2,093
II Antofagasta 285,255 43.54 6,552
II Calama 126,135 18.21 6,927
II Tocopilla 23,352 7.00 3,336
II Chuquicamata 10,465 4.70 2,227
II Taltal 9,564 3.45 2,772
II Estación Zaldívar 9,053 0.12 75,442
II Mejillones 7,825 4.67 1,676
II María Elena 7,412 1.52 4,876
III Copiapó 125,983 47.77 2,637
III Vallenar 43,750 13.91 3,145
III Caldera 12,776 8.48 1,507
III Chañaral 12,086 7.34 1,647
III El Salvador 8,697 3.35 2,596
III Tierra Amarilla 8,578 13.48 636
III Diego de Almagro 7,951 4.05 1,963
III Huasco 6,445 2.73 2,361
IV Coquimbo 148,438 41.82 3,549
IV La Serena 147,815 65.59 2,254
IV Ovalle 66,405 11.46 5,795
IV Illapel 21,826 7.39 2,953
IV Vicuña 12,910 4.68 2,759
IV Salamanca 11,615 4.37 2,658
IV Los Vilos 10,966 4.11 2,668
IV Andacollo 9,444 3.34 2,828
IV Combarbalá 5,494 2.20 2,497
IV El Palqui 5,266 1.36 3,872
IV Monte Patria 5,219 2.35 2,221
V Viña del Mar 286,931 87.33 3,286
V Valparaíso 263,499 47.33 5,567
V Quilpué 126,893 38.06 3,334
V Villa Alemana 94,802 31.26 3,033
V San Antonio 83,435 21.02 3,969
V Quillota 62,231 15.13 4,113
V Los Andes 55,127 16.42 3,357
V San Felipe 53,017 18.11 2,927
V La Calera 47,836 16.18 2,956
V Limache 34,948 18.63 1,876
V Concón 31,558 26.00 1,214
V Quintero 18,719 17.01 1,100
V La Ligua 17,048 5.18 3,291
V Llaillay 16,215 6.56 2,472
V Cartagena 15,302 14.05 1,089
V Casablanca 14,437 7.02 2,057
V Cabildo 11,287 4.68 2,412
V Placilla de Peñuelas 10,811 6.71 1,611
V La Cruz 10,611 14.03 756
V Olmué 10,379 19.07 544
V El Melón 9,729 5.68 1,713
V Nogales 8,969 3.84 2,336
V El Quisco 8,931 16.02 557
V Hijuelas 8,196 7.81 1,049
V San Esteban 7,542 6.81 1,107
V Putaendo 7,214 7.68 939
V Catemu 6,706 3.45 1,944
V Santa María 6,443 6.10 1,056
V Las Ventanas 5,957 12.84 464
V Algarrobo 5,827 11.38 512
V Rinconada 5,727 13.51 424
V Calle Larga[note 2] 4,966 3.82 1,300
V Santo Domingo[note 2] 4,583 13.83 331
V El Tabo[note 2] 3,823 12.44 307
V Las Cruces[note 2] 2,781 8.01 347
V Señor Pobre Béjares[note 2] 481 0.17 2,829
V Villa Los Almendros[note 2] 341 0.38 897
RM Puente Alto 492,603 63.73 7,730
RM Maipú 463,103 54.89 8,437
RM La Florida 365,563 39.07 9,357
RM Las Condes 249,893 99.17 2,520
RM San Bernardo 237,708 51.61 4,606
RM Peñalolén 216,060 54.41 3,971
RM Santiago (commune) 200,792 23.20 8,655
RM Pudahuel 192,258 17.92 10,729
RM La Pintana 190,085 30.71 6,190
RM El Bosque 175,594 14.31 12,271
RM Ñuñoa 163,511 16.86 9,698
RM Cerro Navia 148,312 11.00 13,483
RM Recoleta 148,220 15.84 9,357
RM Renca 133,518 24.00 5,563
RM Conchalí 133,256 11.04 12,070
RM La Granja 132,520 10.03 13,212
RM Estación Central 130,394 14.43 9,036
RM Quilicura 125,999 38.72 3,254
RM Providencia 120,874 14.34 8,429
RM Pedro Aguirre Cerda 114,560 8.91 12,857
RM Lo Espejo 112,800 8.45 13,349
RM Macul 112,535 12.85 8,758
RM Lo Prado 104,316 6.55 15,926
RM Quinta Normal 104,012 11.87 8,763
RM San Joaquín 97,625 9.89 9,871
RM La Reina 96,762 23.73 4,078
RM San Ramón 94,906 6.37 14,899
RM La Cisterna 85,118 10.04 8,478
RM Vitacura 81,499 28.63 2,847
RM San Miguel 78,872 9.71 8,123
RM Huechuraba 74,070 21.20 3,494
RM Lo Barnechea 72,278 54.83 1,318
RM Cerrillos 71,906 16.61 4,329
RM Independencia 65,479 7.42 8,825
RM Peñaflor 63,209 15.56 4,062
RM Colina 58,769 14.46 4,064
RM Melipilla 53,522 10.63 5,035
RM Talagante 49,957 10.68 4,678
RM Buin 40,091 14.61 2,744
RM Padre Hurtado 34,257 7.42 4,617
RM El Monte 22,284 14.16 1,574
RM Paine 19,620 6.01 3,265
RM Curacaví 15,645 6.62 2,363
RM Lampa 12,319 5.63 2,188
RM Isla de Maipo 12,295 9.79 1,256
RM Batuco 11,406 3.03 3,764
RM La Islita 6,570 1.98 3,318
RM Bajos de San Agustín 6,511 2.68 2,429
RM Hospital 5,664 17.55 323
RM Alto Jahuel 5,415 1.74 3,112
RM San José de Maipo 5,281 3.46 1,526
RM Tiltil 5,168 2.40 2,153
RM Pirque[note 2] 4,855 12.22 397
RM La Obra-Las Vertientes[note 2] 2,477 5.77 429
VI Rancagua 206,971 50.36 4,110
VI San Fernando 49,519 12.37 4,003
VI Rengo 30,891 9.28 3,329
VI Machalí 23,920 16.19 1,477
VI Graneros 21,615 3.61 5,988
VI San Vicente de Taguatagua 18,914 13.86 1,365
VI Santa Cruz 18,603 8.26 2,252
VI Chimbarongo 13,795 11.67 1,182
VI San Francisco de Mostazal 12,037 3.49 3,449
VI Pichilemu 9,027 9.70 931
VI Requínoa 8,240 2.65 3,109
VI Lo Miranda 8,188 9.17 893
VI Doñihue 7,402 4.32 1,713
VI Peumo 7,392 5.13 1,441
VI Nancagua 6,846 2.26 3,029
VI Las Cabras 6,190 2.77 2,235
VI Quinta de Tilcoco 5,850 5.01 1,168
VI Gultro 5,472 3.29 1,663
VI Codegua 5,113 4.01 1,275
VI Palmilla[note 2] 2,088 5.43 385
VI Punta Diamante[note 2] 236 0.60 393
VII Talca 189,505 46.04 4,116
VII Curicó 93,447 20.50 4,558
VII Linares 65,133 16.16 4,031
VII Constitución 33,914 8.68 3,907
VII Cauquenes 30,771 13.40 2,296
VII Molina 27,203 8.50 3,200
VII Parral 26,397 7.85 3,363
VII San Javier 20,524 7.42 2,766
VII San Clemente 13,398 5.77 2,322
VII Teno 6,729 3.03 2,221
VII Longaví 6,206 2.71 2,290
VII Villa Alegre 5,456 3.96 1,378
VII Hualañé 5,198 2.64 1,969
VII Villa Francia[note 2] 1,432 0.75 1,909
VII Culenar[note 2] 217 0.38 571
VIII Concepción 212,003 55.95 3,789
VIII Talcahuano 161,692 50.65 3,192
VIII Chillán Viejo 146,701 33.41 4,391
VIII Los Ángeles 117,972 27.35 4,313
VIII Coronel 91,469 24.52 3,730
VIII Hualpén 85,928 19.48 4,411
VIII Chiguayante 81,238 33.97 2,391
VIII San Pedro de la Paz 80,159 49.09 1,633
VIII Lota 48,975 9.63 5,086
VIII Penco 45,361 12.01 3,777
VIII Tomé 41,198 10.44 3,946
VIII Curanilahue 30,126 5.46 5,518
VIII San Carlos 29,359 9.06 3,241
VIII Mulchén 21,819 4.49 4,859
VIII Nacimiento 20,884 10.88 1,919
VIII Lebu 20,838 4.92 4,235
VIII Cañete 19,839 8.99 2,207
VIII Chillán 18,827 7.62 2,471
VIII Arauco 16,291 6.96 2,341
VIII La Laja 16,288 6.77 2,406
VIII Hualqui 13,724 7.35 1,867
VIII Los Álamos 13,035 6.90 1,889
VIII Cabrero 11,947 3.31 3,609
VIII Bulnes 10,681 3.09 3,457
VIII Coelemu 9,845 3.54 2,781
VIII Yungay 9,288 4.16 2,233
VIII Yumbel 8,302 2.58 3,218
VIII Quirihue 7,952 2.23 3,566
VIII Quillón 7,285 4.15 1,755
VIII Coihueco 7,230 2.66 2,718
VIII Santa Juana 7,095 2.35 3,019
VIII Santa Bárbara 6,838 2.35 2,910
VIII Huépil 6,576 2.56 2,569
VIII Monte Águila 6,090 1.91 3,188
VIII San Rosendo[note 2] 3,249 2.22 1,464
IX Temuco 227,086 46.10 4,926
IX Angol 43,801 14.94 2,932
IX Padre Las Casas 33,697 7.13 4,726
IX Villarrica 27,408 8.13 3,371
IX Victoria 23,977 7.54 3,180
IX Lautaro 18,808 5.80 3,243
IX Nueva Imperial 14,980 3.01 4,977
IX Collipulli 14,240 4.30 3,312
IX Loncoche 14,191 6.54 2,170
IX Traiguén 14,140 4.92 2,874
IX Pucón 13,750 9.53 1,443
IX Pitrufquén 13,420 3.90 3,441
IX Curacautín 12,412 4.58 2,710
IX Carahue 9,459 2.45 3,861
IX Gorbea 7,852 3.07 2,558
IX Purén 7,604 2.76 2,755
IX Cunco 7,316 1.95 3,752
IX Labranza 5,442 2.27 2,397
IX Freire 5,388 1.30 4,145
IX Renaico 5,355 1.67 3,207
XIV Valdivia 127,750 42.39 3,014
XIV La Unión 25,615 10.03 2,554
XIV Río Bueno 15,054 6.94 2,169
XIV Panguipulli 11,142 4.63 2,406
XIV Paillaco 9,973 2.78 3,587
XIV Los Lagos 9,479 5.40 1,755
XIV Lanco 7,817 2.56 3,054
XIV San José de la Mariquina 7,790 2.35 3,315
XIV Futrono 6,603 2.37 2,786
X Puerto Montt 153,118 39.58 3,869
X Osorno 132,245 31.82 4,156
X Castro 29,148 7.84 3,718
X Ancud 27,292 8.82 3,094
X Puerto Varas 22,022 9.26 2,378
X Quellón 13,656 3.21 4,254
X Calbuco 12,165 4.58 2,656
X Purranque 11,618 5.23 2,221
X Llanquihue 11,447 3.90 2,935
X Frutillar 9,118 4.11 2,218
X Río Negro 6,583 3.85 1,710
X Fresia 6,144 3.22 1,908
X Los Muermos 5,707 3.61 1,581
XI Coyhaique 44,850 18.27 2,455
XI Puerto Aisén 16,936 7.42 2,282
XII Punta Arenas 116,005 39.03 2,972
XII Puerto Natales 16,978 5.57 3,048

Largest urban agglomerations[edit]

This list includes conurbations, "absorptions" and cities with over 100,000 inhabitants, according to the 2002 census.

Rank Region Urban entity Population
(2002 census)
1 RM Santiago Metropolis conurbation 5,428,590
2 V Greater Valparaíso conurbation 803,683
3 VIII Greater Concepción conurbation 666,381
4 IV Greater La Serena conurbation 296,253
5 II Antofagasta 285,255
6 IX Greater Temuco conurbation 260,878
7 VI Rancagua conurbation 236,363
8 VII Talca absorption 191,154
9 XV Arica 175,441
10 VIII Chillán conurbation 165,528
11 I Iquique 164,396
12 X Puerto Montt 153,118
13 X Osorno 132,245
14 V Quillota conurbation 128,874
15 XIV Valdivia 127,750
16 II Calama 126,135
17 III Copiapó 125,983
18 VIII Los Ángeles 117,972
19 XII Punta Arenas 116,005
20 V San Antonio conurbation 106,101

See also[edit]

Notes[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. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Entity with 5,000 or less inhabitants that is part of a larger city or town.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chile: Ciudades, Pueblos, Aldeas y Caseríos 2005, Instituto Nacional de Estadísticas - June 2005.

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