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City and Commune
Crafts of Chimbarongo.
Crafts of Chimbarongo.
Coat of arms
Coat of arms
Map of Chimbarongo commune in the O'Higgins Region
Map of Chimbarongo commune in the O'Higgins Region
Location in Chile
Location in Chile
Location in Chile
Coordinates (city): 34°42′S 71°03′W / 34.700°S 71.050°W / -34.700; -71.050Coordinates: 34°42′S 71°03′W / 34.700°S 71.050°W / -34.700; -71.050
Country Chile Chile
Region O'Higgins Region O'Higgins
Province Colchagua Province Colchagua
 • Type Municipality
 • Total 497.9 km2 (192.2 sq mi)
Elevation 295 m (968 ft)
Population (2012 Census)[1]
 • Total 33,446
 • Density 67/km2 (170/sq mi)
 • Urban 16,889
 • Rural 15,427
 • Men 16,612
 • Women 15,704
Time zone CLT [2] (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) CLST [3] (UTC-3)
Area code(s) (+56) 72
Website Municipality of Chimbarongo

Chimbarongo, Chile, is a city and commune located 160 km (99 mi) south of Santiago in the Colchagua Province of the O'Higgins Region. Many of the people of Chimbarongo make their living weaving wickerwork, or "mimbre", baskets.


According to the 2002 census of the National Statistics Institute, Chimbarongo spans an area of 497.9 km2 (192 sq mi) and has 32,316 inhabitants (16,612 men and 15,704 women). Of these, 16,889 (52.3%) lived in urban areas and 15,427 (47.7%) in rural areas. The population grew by 5.4% (1,651 persons) between the 1992 and 2002 censuses.[1]


As a commune, Chimbarongo is a third-level administrative division of Chile administered by a municipal council, headed by an alcalde who is directly elected every four years.

Within the electoral divisions of Chile, Chimbarongo is represented in the Chamber of Deputies by Mrs. Alejandra Sepúlveda (PRI) and Mr. Javier Macaya (UDI) as part of the 34th electoral district, (together with San Fernando, San Vicente, Peumo, Pichidegua and Las Cabras). 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 c d "National Statistics Institute" (in Spanish). Retrieved 13 December 2010. 
  2. ^ "Chile Time". Archived from the original on 2007-09-11. Retrieved 2010-07-28. 
  3. ^ "Chile Summer Time". Archived from the original on 2007-09-11. Retrieved 2010-07-28. 

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