La Cisterna

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La Cisterna
City and Commune
La Cisterna metro station
Flag of La Cisterna
Coat of arms
Coat of arms
Map of the La Cisterna commune within Greater Santiago
Map of the La Cisterna commune within Greater Santiago
Location in Chile
Location in Chile
La Cisterna
Location in Chile
Coordinates (city): 33°32′06″S 70°39′51″W / 33.53500°S 70.66417°W / -33.53500; -70.66417Coordinates: 33°32′06″S 70°39′51″W / 33.53500°S 70.66417°W / -33.53500; -70.66417
Country Chile
Region Santiago Metro.
Province Santiago
Founded 30 May 1925
Government[1] [2]
 • Type Municipality
 • Alcalde Santiago Rebolledo Pizarro (PPD)
 • Total 10 km2 (4 sq mi)
Population (2002 Census)[3]
 • Total 85,118
 • Density 8,500/km2 (22,000/sq mi)
 • Urban 85,118
 • Rural 0
 • Men 40,651
 • Women 44,467
Time zone CLT [4] (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) CLST [5] (UTC-3)
Area code(s) 56 +
Website Municipality of La Cisterna

La Cisterna (Spanish pronunciation: [la sisˈterna], Spanish for "the cistern") is a commune of Chile and census-designated city located in Santiago Province, Santiago Metropolitan Region. It was founded on 30 May 1925. It is part of Greater Santiago.


According to the 2002 census of the National Statistics Institute, La Cisterna spans an area of 10 km2 (4 sq mi) and has 85,118 inhabitants (40,651 men and 44,467 women), making the commune an entirely urban area. The population fell by 10.1% (9594 persons) between the 1992 and 2002 censuses.[3] The 2006 projected population was 78,402.[6][not in citation given]



As a commune, La Cisterna 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 Santiago Rebolledo Pizarro (PPD).[1][2] The communal council has the following members:

  • Patricio Ossandón Ortiz (PS)
  • Maria Angelica Pinedo (DC)
  • Orlando Morales Becerra (PPD)
  • Patricia Acevedo González (UDI)
  • Alexis Flores Ahumada (UDI)
  • Bernardo Suárez Ortiz (RN)
  • Marcelo Luna Campillay (PPD)
  • Ximena Tobar Vásquez (PS)

Within the electoral divisions of Chile, La Cisterna is represented in the Chamber of Deputies by Tucapel Jiménez (PPD) and Iván Moreira (UDI) as part of the 27th electoral district, (together with El Bosque and San Ramón). The commune is represented in the Senate by Soledad Alvear (PDC) and Pablo Longueira (UDI) as part of the 8th senatorial constituency (Santiago-East).

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  1. ^ a b "Asociación Chilena de Municipalidades" (in Spanish). Retrieved 27 January 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Municipality of La Cisterna" (in Spanish). Retrieved 27 January 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c d "National Statistics Institute" (in Spanish). Retrieved 13 December 2010. 
  4. ^ "Chile Time". Retrieved 13 September 2010. 
  5. ^ "Chile Summer Time". Retrieved 13 September 2010. 
  6. ^ a b "System of Regional Information". Ministry of Planning of Chile (in Spanish). Retrieved 13 September 2010. 
  7. ^ "Poverty in the Santiago Metropolitan Region" (PDF). Ministry of Planning of Chile (in Spanish). Archived from the original (PDF) on August 24, 2007. 
  8. ^ "The Trajectories of Human Development in the Communes of Chile (1994-2003)" (PDF). Government of Chile, Mideplán (in Spanish). UNDP. Retrieved 13 September 2010. 

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