List of cities in Chile

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Santiago, capital of Chile

This is a list of cities in Chile.

A city is defined by Chile's National Statistics Institute (INE) as an "urban entity"[note 1] with more than 5,000 inhabitants. This list is based on a June 2005 report by the INE based on the 2002 census which registered 239 cities across the country.[1]

Complete list of cities by region[edit]

Region City Population
2012 census
Population
2002 census
Area
(km2)
Density
(/km2)
 Arica and Parinacota Region Arica 175,441 41.89 4,188
 Tarapacá Iquique 164,396 22.12 7,432
Tarapacá Alto Hospicio 50,190 17.45 2,876
Tarapacá Pozo Almonte 6,384 3.05 2,093
 Antofagasta Antofagasta 285,255 43.54 6,552
Antofagasta Calama 126,135 18.21 6,927
Antofagasta Tocopilla 23,352 7.00 3,336
Antofagasta Chuquicamata 10,465 4.70 2,227
Antofagasta Taltal 9,564 3.45 2,772
Antofagasta Estación Zaldívar 9,053 0.12 75,442
Antofagasta Mejillones 7,825 4.67 1,676
Antofagasta María Elena, Chile 7,412 1.52 4,876
 Atacama Copiapó 125,983 47.77 2,637
Atacama Vallenar 43,750 13.91 3,145
Atacama Caldera 12,776 8.48 1,507
Atacama Chañaral 12,086 7.34 1,647
Atacama El Salvador 8,697 3.35 2,596
Atacama Tierra Amarilla 8,578 13.48 636
Atacama Diego de Almagro 7,951 4.05 1,963
Atacama Huasco 6,445 2.73 2,361
 Coquimbo Coquimbo 148,438 41.82 3,549
Coquimbo La Serena 147,815 65.59 2,254
Coquimbo Ovalle 66,405 11.46 5,795
Coquimbo Illapel 21,826 7.39 2,953
Coquimbo Vicuña 12,910 4.68 2,759
Coquimbo Salamanca 11,615 4.37 2,658
Coquimbo Los Vilos 10,966 4.11 2,668
Coquimbo Andacollo 9,444 3.34 2,828
Coquimbo Combarbalá 5,494 2.20 2,497
Coquimbo El Palqui 5,266 1.36 3,872
Coquimbo Monte Patria 5,219 2.35 2,221
 Valparaíso Viña del Mar 286,931 87.33 3,286
Valparaíso Valparaíso 263,499 47.33 5,567
Valparaíso Quilpué 126,893 38.06 3,334
Valparaíso Villa Alemana 94,802 31.26 3,033
Valparaíso San Antonio 83,435 21.02 3,969
Valparaíso Quillota 62,231 15.13 4,113
Valparaíso Los Andes 55,127 16.42 3,357
Valparaíso San Felipe 53,017 18.11 2,927
Valparaíso La Calera 47,836 16.18 2,956
Valparaíso Limache 34,948 18.63 1,876
Valparaíso Concón 31,558 26.00 1,214
Valparaíso Quintero 18,719 17.01 1,100
Valparaíso La Ligua 17,048 5.18 3,291
Valparaíso Llay-Llay 16,215 6.56 2,472
Valparaíso Cartagena 15,302 14.05 1,089
Valparaíso Casablanca 14,437 7.02 2,057
Valparaíso Cabildo 11,287 4.68 2,412
Valparaíso Placilla de Peñuelas 10,811 6.71 1,611
Valparaíso La Cruz 10,611 14.03 756
Valparaíso Olmué 10,379 19.07 544
Valparaíso El Melón 9,729 5.68 1,713
Valparaíso Nogales 8,969 3.84 2,336
Valparaíso El Quisco 8,931 16.02 557
Valparaíso Hijuelas 8,196 7.81 1,049
Valparaíso San Esteban 7,542 6.81 1,107
Valparaíso Putaendo 7,214 7.68 939
Valparaíso Catemu 6,706 3.45 1,944
Valparaíso Santa María 6,443 6.10 1,056
Valparaíso Las Ventanas 5,957 12.84 464
Valparaíso Algarrobo 5,827 11.38 512
Valparaíso Rinconada 5,727 13.51 424
Valparaíso Calle Larga[note 2] 4,966 3.82 1,300
Valparaíso Santo Domingo[note 3] 4,583 13.83 331
Valparaíso El Tabo[note 3] 3,823 12.44 307
 Santiago Metropolitan Region Puente Alto 492,603 63.73 7,730
Santiago Metropolitan Maipú 463,103 54.89 8,437
Santiago Metropolitan La Florida 365,563 39.07 9,357
Santiago Metropolitan Las Condes 249,893 99.17 2,520
Santiago Metropolitan San Bernardo 237,708 51.61 4,606
Santiago Metropolitan Peñalolén 216,060 54.41 3,971
Santiago Metropolitan Santiago 4,657,000 23.20 8,655
Santiago Metropolitan Pudahuel 192,258 17.92 10,729
Santiago Metropolitan La Pintana 190,085 30.71 6,190
Santiago Metropolitan El Bosque 175,594 14.31 12,271
Santiago Metropolitan Ñuñoa 163,511 16.86 9,698
Santiago Metropolitan Cerro Navia 148,312 11.00 13,483
Santiago Metropolitan Recoleta 148,220 15.84 9,357
Santiago Metropolitan Renca 133,518 24.00 5,563
Santiago Metropolitan Conchalí 133,256 11.04 12,070
Santiago Metropolitan La Granja 132,520 10.03 13,212
Santiago Metropolitan Estación Central 130,394 14.43 9,036
Santiago Metropolitan Quilicura 125,999 38.72 3,254
Santiago Metropolitan Providencia 120,874 14.34 8,429
Santiago Metropolitan Pedro Aguirre Cerda 114,560 8.91 12,857
Santiago Metropolitan Lo Espejo 112,800 8.45 13,349
Santiago Metropolitan Macul 112,535 12.85 8,758
Santiago Metropolitan Lo Prado 104,316 6.55 15,926
Santiago Metropolitan Quinta Normal 104,012 11.87 8,763
Santiago Metropolitan San Joaquín 97,625 9.89 9,871
Santiago Metropolitan La Reina 96,762 23.73 4,078
Santiago Metropolitan San Ramón 94,906 6.37 14,899
Santiago Metropolitan La Cisterna 85,118 10.04 8,478
Santiago Metropolitan Vitacura 81,499 28.63 2,847
Santiago Metropolitan San Miguel 78,872 9.71 8,123
Santiago Metropolitan Huechuraba 74,070 21.20 3,494
Santiago Metropolitan Lo Barnechea 72,278 54.83 1,318
Santiago Metropolitan Cerrillos 71,906 16.61 4,329
Santiago Metropolitan Independencia 65,479 7.42 8,825
Santiago Metropolitan Peñaflor 63,209 15.56 4,062
Santiago Metropolitan Colina 58,769 14.46 4,064
Santiago Metropolitan Melipilla 53,522 10.63 5,035
Santiago Metropolitan Talagante 49,957 10.68 4,678
Santiago Metropolitan Buin 40,091 14.61 2,744
Santiago Metropolitan Padre Hurtado 34,257 7.42 4,617
Santiago Metropolitan El Monte 22,284 14.16 1,574
Santiago Metropolitan Paine 19,620 6.01 3,265
Santiago Metropolitan Curacaví 15,645 6.62 2,363
Santiago Metropolitan Lampa 12,319 5.63 2,188
Santiago Metropolitan Isla de Maipo 12,295 9.79 1,256
Santiago Metropolitan La Islita 6,570 1.98 3,318
Santiago Metropolitan Bajos de San Agustín 6,511 2.68 2,429
Santiago Metropolitan Hospital 5,664 17.55 323
Santiago Metropolitan Alto Jahuel 5,415 1.74 3,112
Santiago Metropolitan San José de Maipo 5,281 3.46 1,526
Santiago Metropolitan Tiltil 5,168 2.40 2,153
Santiago Metropolitan Pirque[note 3] 4,855 12.22 397
O'Higgins Rancagua 206,971 50.36 4,110
O'Higgins San Fernando 49,519 12.37 4,003
O'Higgins Rengo 30,891 9.28 3,329
O'Higgins Machalí 23,920 16.19 1,477
O'Higgins Graneros 21,615 3.61 5,988
O'Higgins San Vicente de Tagua Tagua 18,914 13.86 1,365
O'Higgins Santa Cruz 18,603 8.26 2,252
O'Higgins Chimbarongo 13,795 11.67 1,182
O'Higgins Mostazal 12,037 3.49 3,449
O'Higgins Pichilemu 9,027 9.70 931
O'Higgins Requínoa 8,240 2.65 3,109
O'Higgins Lo Miranda 8,188 9.17 893
O'Higgins Doñihue 7,402 4.32 1,713
O'Higgins Peumo 7,392 5.13 1,441
O'Higgins Nancagua 6,846 2.26 3,029
O'Higgins Las Cabras 6,190 2.77 2,235
O'Higgins Quinta de Tilcoco 5,850 5.01 1,168
O'Higgins Gultro 5,472 3.29 1,663
O'Higgins Codegua 5,113 4.01 1,275
O'Higgins Palmilla[note 3] 2,088 5.43 385
Maule Talca 189,505 46.04 4,116
Maule Curicó 93,447 20.50 4,558
Maule Linares 65,133 16.16 4,031
Maule Constitución 33,914 8.68 3,907
Maule Cauquenes 30,771 13.40 2,296
Maule Molina 27,203 8.50 3,200
Maule Parral 26,397 7.85 3,363
Maule San Javier 20,524 7.42 2,766
Maule San Clemente 13,398 5.77 2,322
Maule Teno 6,729 3.03 2,221
Maule Longaví 6,206 2.71 2,290
Maule Villa Alegre 5,456 3.96 1,378
Maule Hualañé 5,198 2.64 1,969
Biobío Concepción 212,003 55.95 3,789
Biobío Talcahuano 161,692 50.65 3,192
Biobío Chillán 146,701 33.41 4,391
Biobío Los Ángeles, Chile 117,972 27.35 4,313
Biobío Coronel 91,469 24.52 3,730
Biobío Hualpén 85,928 19.48 4,411
Biobío Chiguayante 81,238 33.97 2,391
Biobío San Pedro de la Paz 80,159 49.09 1,633
Biobío Lota 48,975 9.63 5,086
Biobío Penco 45,361 12.01 3,777
Biobío Tomé 41,198 10.44 3,946
Biobío Curanilahue 30,126 5.46 5,518
Biobío San Carlos 29,359 9.06 3,241
Biobío Mulchén 21,819 4.49 4,859
Biobío Nacimiento 20,884 10.88 1,919
Biobío Lebu 20,838 4.92 4,235
Biobío Cañete 19,839 8.99 2,207
Biobío Chillán Viejo 18,827 7.62 2,471
Biobío Arauco 16,291 6.96 2,341
Biobío La Laja, Chile 16,288 6.77 2,406
Biobío Hualqui 13,724 7.35 1,867
Biobío Los Álamos 13,035 6.90 1,889
Biobío Cabrero 11,947 3.31 3,609
Biobío Bulnes 10,681 3.09 3,457
Biobío Coelemu 9,845 3.54 2,781
Biobío Yungay 9,288 4.16 2,233
Biobío Yumbel 8,302 2.58 3,218
Biobío Quirihue 7,952 2.23 3,566
Biobío Quillón 7,285 4.15 1,755
Biobío Coihueco 7,230 2.66 2,718
Biobío Santa Juana 7,095 2.35 3,019
Biobío Santa Bárbara 6,838 2.35 2,910
Biobío Huépil 6,576 2.56 2,569
Biobío Monte Águila 6,090 1.91 3,188
Biobío San Rosendo[note 3] 3,249 2.22 1,464
Araucanía Temuco 227,086 46.10 4,926
Araucanía Angol 43,801 14.94 2,932
Araucanía Padre Las Casas 33,697 7.13 4,726
Araucanía Villarrica 27,408 8.13 3,371
Araucanía Victoria 23,977 7.54 3,180
Araucanía Lautaro 18,808 5.80 3,243
Araucanía Nueva Imperial 14,980 3.01 4,977
Araucanía Collipulli 14,240 4.30 3,312
Araucanía Loncoche 14,191 6.54 2,170
Araucanía Traiguén 14,140 4.92 2,874
Araucanía Pucón 13,750 9.53 1,443
Araucanía Pitrufquén 13,420 3.90 3,441
Araucanía Curacautín 12,412 4.58 2,710
Araucanía Carahue 9,459 2.45 3,861
Araucanía Gorbea 7,852 3.07 2,558
Araucanía Purén 7,604 2.76 2,755
Araucanía Cunco 7,316 1.95 3,752
Araucanía Labranza 5,442 2.27 2,397
Araucanía Freire 5,388 1.30 4,145
Araucanía Renaico 5,355 1.67 3,207
Los Ríos Valdivia 127,750 42.39 3,014
Los Ríos La Unión 25,615 10.03 2,554
Los Ríos Río Bueno 15,054 6.94 2,169
Los Ríos Panguipulli 11,142 4.63 2,406
Los Ríos Paillaco 9,973 2.78 3,587
Los Ríos Los Lagos 9,479 5.40 1,755
Los Ríos Lanco 7,817 2.56 3,054
Los Ríos Mariquina, Chile 7,790 2.35 3,315
Los Ríos Futrono 6,603 2.37 2,786
Los Lagos Puerto Montt 153,118 39.58 3,869
Los Lagos Osorno 132,245 31.82 4,156
Los Lagos Castro 29,148 7.84 3,718
Los Lagos Ancud 27,292 8.82 3,094
Los Lagos Puerto Varas 22,022 9.26 2,378
Los Lagos Quellón 13,656 3.21 4,254
Los Lagos Calbuco 12,165 4.58 2,656
Los Lagos Purranque 11,618 5.23 2,221
Los Lagos Llanquihue 11,447 3.90 2,935
Los Lagos Frutillar 9,118 4.11 2,218
Los Lagos Río Negro 6,583 3.85 1,710
Los Lagos Fresia 6,144 3.22 1,908
Los Lagos Los Muermos 5,707 3.61 1,581
Aysén Coyhaique 44,850 18.27 2,455
Aysén Puerto Aysén 16,936 7.42 2,282
Magallanes Punta Arenas 116,005 39.03 2,972
Magallanes Puerto Natales 16,978 5.57 3,048

Largest urban agglomerations[edit]

This list includes conurbations, "absorptions" and cities with over 100,000 inhabitants, according to the 2002 census.

Rank Region Urban entity Population
(2002 census)
1 RM Santiago Metropolis conurbation 5,428,590
2 V Greater Valparaíso conurbation 803,683
3 VIII Greater Concepción conurbation 666,381
4 IV Greater La Serena conurbation 296,253
5 II Antofagasta 285,255
6 IX Greater Temuco conurbation 260,878
7 VI Rancagua conurbation 236,363
8 VII Talca absorption 191,154
9 XV Arica 175,441
10 VIII Chillán conurbation 165,528
11 I Iquique 164,396
12 X Puerto Montt 153,118
13 X Osorno 132,245
14 V Quillota conurbation 128,874
15 XIV Valdivia 127,750
16 II Calama 126,135
17 III Copiapó 125,983
18 VIII Los Ángeles 117,972
19 XII Punta Arenas 116,005
20 V San Antonio conurbation 106,101

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ An "urban entity" is defined by Chile's National Statistics Institute as a concentrated group of dwellings with over 2,000 inhabitants, or between 1,001 and 2,000 inhabitants if 50% or more of its population is economically active, dedicated to secondary and/or tertiary activities. Exceptionally, populated centers dedicated to tourism and recreation with over 250 concentrated dwellings and that do not meet the population requirement are considered urban.
  2. ^ Urban entity with less than 5,001 inhabitants, which is not part of a conurbation, yet still considered a city, possibly to account for census omission.
  3. ^ a b c d e Entity with 5,000 or less inhabitants that is part of a larger city from a neighboring commune.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chile: Ciudades, Pueblos, Aldeas y Caseríos 2005, Instituto Nacional de Estadísticas – June 2005.

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