Cabildo, Chile

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City and Commune
Map of Cabildo commune in the Valparaíso Region
Location in Chile
Location in Chile
Location in Chile
Coordinates: 32°25′39″S 71°03′59″W / 32.42750°S 71.06639°W / -32.42750; -71.06639Coordinates: 32°25′39″S 71°03′59″W / 32.42750°S 71.06639°W / -32.42750; -71.06639
Country  Chile
Region  Valparaíso
Province Petorca
 • Type Municipality
 • Alcalde Eduardo Cerda Lecaros
 • Total 1,455.3 km2 (561.9 sq mi)
Elevation 176 m (577 ft)
Population (2012 Census)[2]
 • Total 19,315
 • Density 13/km2 (34/sq mi)
 • Urban 12,453
 • Rural 6,463
 • Men 9,466
 • Women 9,450
Time zone CLT [3] (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) CLST [4] (UTC-3)
Area code(s) 56 + 33
Website Municipality of Cabildo

Cabildo is a Chilean city and commune located in the Petorca Province, Valparaíso Region. The commune spans an area of 1,455.3 km2 (562 sq mi).[2]


According to data from the 2002 Census of Population and Housing, Cabildo had 18,916 inhabitants; of these, 12,453 (65.8%) lived in urban areas and 6,463 (34.2%) in rural areas. At that time, there were 9,466 men and 9,450 women. The population grew 8.0% (1,396 persons) from the 1992 census count of 17,520.[2]


As a commune, Cabildo is a third-level administrative division of Chile administered by a communal council, headed by an alcalde who is directly elected every four years. The 2008-2012 alcalde is Eduardo Cerda Lecaros. The communal council has the following members:[1]

  • Fernando Rodrigo Olmos Saavedra: (RN)
  • Alberto Patricio Aliaga Díaz (DC)
  • Margarita Mora Olivares (DC)
  • Ricardo Abel Altamirano Olguín
  • Sonia María Aguilera Sánchez (RN)
  • Juana Isabel Zamora Olmos (RN)

Within the electoral divisions of Chile, Cabildo is represented in the Chamber of Deputies by Mr. Eduardo Cerda (PDC) and Mrs. Andrea Molina (UDI) as part of the 10th electoral district, (together with La Ligua, Petorca, Papudo, Zapallar, Puchuncaví, Quintero, Nogales, Calera, La Cruz, Quillota and Hijuelas). The commune is represented in the Senate by Ignacio Walker Prieto (PDC) and Lily Pérez San Martín (RN) as part of the 5th senatorial constituency (Valparaíso-Cordillera).


  1. ^ a b "Municipality of Cabildo" (in Spanish). Retrieved 28 July 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "National Statistics Institute" (in Spanish). Retrieved 28 July 2010. 
  3. ^ "Chile Time". Archived from the original on 2007-09-11. Retrieved 2010-07-28. 
  4. ^ "Chile Summer Time". Archived from the original on 2007-09-11. Retrieved 2010-07-28. 

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