Cerrillos, Chile

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City and Commune
Coat of arms
Coat of arms
Map of the Cerrillos commune within Greater Santiago
Map of the Cerrillos commune within Greater Santiago
Location in Chile
Location in Chile
Location in Chile
Coordinates (city): 33°30′S 70°43′W / 33.500°S 70.717°W / -33.500; -70.717Coordinates: 33°30′S 70°43′W / 33.500°S 70.717°W / -33.500; -70.717
Country Chile
Region Santiago Metro.
Province Santiago
Founded 17 March 1981
 • Type Municipality
 • Alcalde Arturo Aguirre Gacitúa (PS)
 • Total 21.0 km2 (8.1 sq mi)
Elevation 517 m (1,696 ft)
Population (2006 projection)[4]
 • Total 71,906
 • Density 3,400/km2 (8,900/sq mi)
 • Urban 71,906
 • Rural 0
Demonym(s) Cerrillano
 • Men 34,961
 • Women 36,945
Time zone CLT [5] (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) CLST [6] (UTC-3)
Area code(s) 56 +
Website Municipality of Cerrillos

Cerrillos (Spanish for "hillocks") is a census-designated commune of Chile in Santiago Province, Santiago Metropolitan Region, integrated into the Greater Santiago conurbation.


As a commune, Cerrillos 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 major is Arturo Aguirre Gacitúa (PS), and the council has the following members:[2][3]

  • Juan De Dios Jiménez Retamal (RN)
  • Orfilia Castro Tobar (PPD)
  • María Luisa Figueroa Garrido (PS)
  • Cecilia Foncea Astudillo (DC)
  • Felipe Martinez Calderón (IND)
  • Guillermo Reeves Iriarte (RN)

Within the electoral divisions of Chile, Cerillos is represented in the Chamber of Deputies as a part of the 20th electoral district (together with Estación Central and Maipú). The commune is represented in the Senate as part of the 7th senatorial constituency (Santiago-West).


According to the 2002 census of the National Statistics Institute, the commune spans an area of 21 km2 (8 sq mi) and has a population of 71,906[4] living in 19,811 households,[1] giving it a population density of 3,424.1/km2 (8,868/sq mi). At that time, there were 34,961 men and 36,945 women. The population fell 1.0% (743 persons) between the 1992 and 2002 censuses.[4]

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  1. ^ a b "Administrative and Censual Political Division" (PDF) (in Spanish). Retrieved 13 September 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Asociación Chilena de Municipalidades" (in Spanish). Retrieved 27 January 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Municipality of Cerrillos" (in Spanish). Retrieved 27 January 2011. 
  4. ^ a b c d e "INE - 2002 Census of Population and Housing" (in Spanish). Retrieved 13 September 2010. 
  5. ^ "Chile Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Retrieved 12 September 2010. 
  6. ^ "Chile Summer Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Archived from the original on 11 September 2007. Retrieved 12 September 2010. 
  7. ^ "System of Regional Information". Ministry of Planning of Chile (in Spanish). Retrieved 12 September 2010. 
  8. ^ "Poverty in the Santiago Metropolitan Region" (PDF). Ministry of Planning of Chile (in Spanish). Archived from the original (PDF) on August 24, 2007. 
  9. ^ "The Trajectories of Human Development in the Communes of Chile (1994-2003)" (PDF). Government of Chile, Mideplán (in Spanish). UNDP. Retrieved 12 September 2010. 

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