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Town and Commune
Location of the Alhué commune in the Santiago Metropolitan Region
Location of the Alhué commune in the Santiago Metropolitan Region
Location in Chile
Location in Chile
Location in Chile
Coordinates: 34°01′40″S 71°06′59″W / 34.02778°S 71.11639°W / -34.02778; -71.11639Coordinates: 34°01′40″S 71°06′59″W / 34.02778°S 71.11639°W / -34.02778; -71.11639
Country Chile
Region Santiago Metro.
Province Melipilla
Government[1] [2]
 • Type Municipality
 • Alcalde Roberto Torres Huerta (Ind.)
 • Total 845.2 km2 (326.3 sq mi)
Population (2002 Census)[3]
 • Total 4,435
 • Density 5.2/km2 (14/sq mi)
 • Urban 2,593
 • Rural 1,842
 • Men 2,343
 • Women 2,092
Time zone CLT [4] (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) CLST [5] (UTC-3)
Website Municipality of Alhué

Alhué (Spanish pronunciation: [alˈwe]) is a Chilean town and commune located in Melipilla Province, Santiago Metropolitan Region.


According to the 2002 census of the National Statistics Institute, Alhué spans an area of 845.2 km2 (326 sq mi) and has 4,435 inhabitants (2,343 men and 2,092 women). Of these, 2,593 (58.5%) lived in urban areas and 1,842 (41.5%) in rural areas. The population grew by 10.5% (422 persons) between the 1992 and 2002 censuses.[3]


As a commune, Alhué 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 2012-2016 alcalde is Roberto Torres Huerta (Ind.). The communal council has the following members:[1][2]

  • Danilo Salazar Morales (PC)
  • Hugo Lazo Segovia (PC)
  • Roberto Aravena Miranda (PDC)
  • Mario Huerta Mora (PH)
  • Luis Núñez Pérez (PH)
  • Nancy Cofré Quiroz (RN)

Within the electoral divisions of Chile, Alhué 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, María Pinto, Curacaví, 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).


  1. ^ a b "Asociación Chilena de Municipalidades" (in Spanish). Retrieved 27 January 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Municipality of Alhué" (in Spanish). Retrieved 27 January 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c d "National Statistics Institute" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 25 January 2010. Retrieved 27 January 2010. 
  4. ^ "Chile Time". World Time Archived from the original on 2010-07-13. Retrieved 2007-05-05. 
  5. ^ "Chile Summer Time". World Time Archived from the original on 2007-09-11. Retrieved 2007-05-05. 

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