El Monte, Chile

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El Monte
City and Commune
Plaza in El Monte
Plaza in El Monte
Location of the El Monte commune in the Santiago Metropolitan Region
Location in the El Monte commune in the Santiago Metropolitan Region
Location in Chile
Location in Chile
El Monte
Location in Chile
Coordinates (city): 33°41′S 71°1′W / 33.683°S 71.017°W / -33.683; -71.017Coordinates: 33°41′S 71°1′W / 33.683°S 71.017°W / -33.683; -71.017
Country Chile
Region Santiago
Province Talagante
 • Type Municipality
 • Alcalde Francisco Gómez Ramírez (PS)
 • Total 118.1 km2 (45.6 sq mi)
Area rank 3
Elevation 239 m (784 ft)
Population (2002 Census)[3]
 • Total 26,459
 • Rank 4
 • Density 220/km2 (580/sq mi)
 • Urban 22,284
 • Rural 4,175
 • Men 13,334
 • Women 13,125
Time zone CLT [4] (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) CLST [5] (UTC-3)
Area code(s) 56 + 53
Website Municipality de El Monte

El Monte is a Chilean city and commune in Talagante Province, Santiago Metropolitan Region. As of 2007, it had a population of 29,568.


El Monte can be found in the Chilean Central Valley approximately 55 km (34 mi) southwest of the metropolitan area of Santiago. The commune spans an area of 118.1 km2 (46 sq mi).[3]


According to 2002 census of the National Statistics Institute, El Monte spans an area of 118.1 km2 (46 sq mi) and had 26,459 inhabitants (13,334 men and 13,125 women). Of these, 22,284 (84.2%) lived in urban areas and 4,175 (15.8%) in rural areas. The population grew by 20.9% (4,577 persons) between the 1992 and 2002 censuses.[3]


As a commune, El Monte 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 alcalde is Francisco Gómez Ramírez (PS).[1][2] The communal council has the following members:

  • Juan Pablo Gómez Ramírez (PDC)
  • Rossana Sanhueza Muñoz (IND)
  • Mario Varela Montero (UDI)
  • Guisela Rosales Reyes (IND)
  • Andres Maass Reyes (RN)
  • Rolando Ortega Valdivia (PDC)

Within the electoral divisions of Chile, El Monte is represented in the Chamber of Deputies by Denise Pascal (PS) and Gonzalo Uriarte (UDI) as part of the 31st electoral district, (together with Talagante, Peñaflor, Isla de Maipo, Melipilla, María Pinto, Curacaví, Alhué, San Pedro and Padre Hurtado). The commune is represented in the Senate by Guido Girardi Lavín (PPD) and Jovino Novoa Vásquez (UDI) as part of the 7th senatorial constituency (Santiago-West).


  1. ^ a b "Asociación Chilena de Municipalidades" (in Spanish). Retrieved 27 January 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Municipality of El Monte" (in Spanish). Retrieved 27 January 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "National Statistics Institute" (in Spanish). Retrieved 18 July 2010. 
  4. ^ "Chile Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Retrieved 2010-07-29. 
  5. ^ "Chile Summer Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Retrieved 2010-07-29. 

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