|— Town and Commune —|
|Coordinates (town): Coordinates:|
|• Alcalde||Cesar Araos Aguirre (ILE)|
|• Total||395.0 km2 (152.5 sq mi)|
|Population (2002 Census)|
|• Density||26/km2 ( 68/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CLT  (UTC-4)|
|• Summer (DST)||CLST  (UTC-3)|
|Area code(s)||56 + 53|
|Website||Municipality of María Pinto|
According to the 2002 census of the National Statistics Institute, María Pinto spans an area of 395 km2 (153 sq mi) and has 10,343 inhabitants (5,218 men and 5,125 women). Of these, 1,654 (16%) lived in urban areas and 8,689 (84%) in rural areas. The population grew by 18.4% (1,608 persons) between the 1992 and 2002 censuses.
As a commune, María Pinto 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 Cesar Araos Aguirre (ILE), and his council members are:
- Luis Corvalán Huerta
- Luis Jiménez Rojas
- Eduardo Aguirre González
- Margarita Cofré Olguin
- Sonia Vargas Farias
- Claudia Atabales Alarcón
Within the electoral divisions of Chile, María Pinto is represented in the Chamber of Deputies by Denise Pascal (PS) and Gonzalo Uriarte (UDI) as part of the 31st electoral district, (together with Talagante, Peñaflor, El Monte, Isla de Maipo, Melipilla, Curacaví, Alhué, San Pedro and Padre Hurtado). The commune is represented in the Senate by Guido Girardi Lavín (PPD) and Jovino Novoa Vásquez (UDI) as part of the 7th senatorial constituency (Santiago-West).
- (Spanish) "Asociación Chilena de Municipalidades". Retrieved 27 January 2011.
- (Spanish) "Municipality of María Pinto". Retrieved 27 January 2011.
- (Spanish) "National Statistics Institute". Retrieved 21 July 2010.
- "Chile Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Retrieved 2007-05-05.
- "Chile Summer Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Retrieved 2007-05-05.
- (Spanish) Municipality of María Pinto