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Town and Commune
View of Dalcahue
View of Dalcahue
Coat of arms
Coat of arms
Map of the Dalcahue commune in the Los Lagos Region
Map of the Dalcahue commune in the Los Lagos Region
Location in Chile
Location in Chile
Location in Chile
Coordinates (town): 42°22′45.5″S 73°38′50.1″W / 42.379306°S 73.647250°W / -42.379306; -73.647250Coordinates: 42°22′45.5″S 73°38′50.1″W / 42.379306°S 73.647250°W / -42.379306; -73.647250
Country Chile
Region Los Lagos
Province Chiloé
 • Type Municipality
 • Alcalde Juan Alberto Pérez Muñoz (RN)
 • Total 1,239.4 km2 (478.5 sq mi)
Elevation 1 m (3 ft)
Population (2012 Census)[3]
 • Total 13,076
 • Density 11/km2 (27/sq mi)
 • Urban 4,933
 • Rural 5,760
Demonym(s) Dalcahuino
 • Men 5,420
 • Women 5,273
Time zone CLT [4] (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) CLST [5] (UTC-3)
Area code(s) 56 + 65
Website Municipality of Dalcahue

Dalcahue Spanish pronunciation: [dalˈkawe] is a port town and a commune on Chiloé Island, Los Lagos Region, Chile.


According to the 2002 census by the National Statistics Institute, the Dalcachue commune spans an area of 1,239.4 km2 (479 sq mi) and had 10,693 inhabitants; of these, 4,933 (46.1%) lived in urban areas and 5,760 (53.9%) in rural areas. At that time, there were 5,420 men and 5,273 women. The population grew by 37.7% (2,931 persons) between the 1992 and 2002 censuses.[2][3]


As a commune, Dalcahue 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 2008-2012 alcalde is Alfredo Hurtado Alvarez (PDC).[1]

Within the electoral divisions of Chile, Dalcahue is represented in the Chamber of Deputies by Gabriel Ascencio (PDC) and Alejandro Santana (RN) as part of the 58th electoral district, (together with Castro, Ancud, Quemchi, Curaco de Vélez, Quinchao, Puqueldón, Chonchi, Queilén, Quellón, Chaitén, Hualaihué, Futaleufú and Palena). The commune is represented in the Senate by Camilo Escalona Medina (PS) and Carlos Kuschel Silva (RN) as part of the 17th senatorial constituency (Los Lagos Region).


The city is served by the Mocopulli Airport that connects the Chiloé island with the rest of Chile


View of Dalcahue
View of Dalcahue 
Iglesia De Dalcahue
Plaza de Armas
Main Square 
Monumento a los Pescadores
Monument in front of the Church 


  1. ^ a b "Municipality of Dalcahue" (in Spanish). Retrieved 20 January 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Government of Chile: SUBDERE - Dalcahue" (in Spanish). Retrieved 11 September 2010. 
  3. ^ a b c d "National Statistics Institute" (in Spanish). Retrieved 8 September 2010. 
  4. ^ "Chile Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Retrieved 2010-07-29. 
  5. ^ "Chile Summer Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Retrieved 2010-07-29. 

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