Crafts of Chimbarongo.
|Coordinates (city): Coordinates:|
|• Total||497.9 km2 (192.2 sq mi)|
|Elevation||295 m (968 ft)|
|• Density||67/km2 (170/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC-4 (CLT )|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-3 (CLST )|
|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.
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).