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City and Commune
Coat of arms
Coat of arms
Map of Requínoa commune in the O'Higgins Region
Map of Requínoa commune in the O'Higgins Region
Requínoa is located in Chile
Location in Chile
Coordinates (city): 34°16′43″S 70°48′42″W / 34.27861°S 70.81167°W / -34.27861; -70.81167Coordinates: 34°16′43″S 70°48′42″W / 34.27861°S 70.81167°W / -34.27861; -70.81167
Country Chile
Region O'Higgins Region
Province Cachapoal Province
 • Type Municipality
 • Alcalde Antonio Silva Vargas (Ind.)
 • Total 673.3 km2 (260.0 sq mi)
Elevation 416 m (1,365 ft)
Population (2012 Census)[2]
 • Total 25,739
 • Density 38/km2 (99/sq mi)
 • Urban 11,167
 • Rural 10,994
 • Men 11,378
 • Women 10,783
Time zone CLT [3] (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) CLST [4] (UTC-3)
Area code(s) 56 + 72
Website Municipality of Requínoa

Requínoa (Spanish pronunciation: [reˈkinoa]) is a Chilean commune and city in Cachapoal Province, O'Higgins Region.


According to the 2002 census of the National Statistics Institute, Requínoa spans an area of 673.3 km2 (260 sq mi) and has 22,161 inhabitants (11,378 men and 10,783 women). Of these, 11,167 (50.4%) lived in urban areas and 10,994 (49.6%) in rural areas. The population grew by 14% (2,729 persons) between the 1992 and 2002 censuses.[2]


As a commune, Requínoa 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 Antonio Silva Vargas (Ind.). The council has the following members:[1]

  • Daniel Elías Martínez Higueras (PS)
  • María Eliana Berríos Bustos (ILE)
  • Rolando Andrés Guajardo Arévalo (ILC)
  • Hugo Alejandro Núñez Guerrero (UDI)
  • Sergio Cabezas Díaz (RN)
  • Francisco Odeón Caro Godoy (Ind.)

Within the electoral divisions of Chile, Requínoa 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, Rengo, Olivar, Doñihue, Coinco, 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 Requínoa" (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.