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(El) Rosario (Lo Solís)
Town and Commune
View of Litueche, looking forward to its main square, on March 1, 2011.
View of Litueche, looking forward to its main square, on March 1, 2011.
Map of Litueche commune in O'Higgins Region
Map of Litueche commune in O'Higgins Region
Location in Chile
Location in Chile
Location in Chile
Coordinates (city): 34°07′0″S 71°44′15″W / 34.11667°S 71.73750°W / -34.11667; -71.73750Coordinates: 34°07′0″S 71°44′15″W / 34.11667°S 71.73750°W / -34.11667; -71.73750
Country Chile Chile
Region O'Higgins Region O'Higgins
Province Cardenal Caro Province Cardenal Caro
 • Type Municipality
 • Alcalde René Acuña Echeverría
 • Total 618.8 km2 (238.9 sq mi)
Elevation 269 m (883 ft)
Population (2012 Census)[3]
 • Total 6,118
 • Density 9.9/km2 (26/sq mi)
 • Urban 2002 2,479
 • Rural 2002 3,047
Sex 2002[2]
 • Men 2,932
 • Women 2,594
Time zone CLT [4] (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) CLST [5] (UTC-3)
Area code(s) (+56) 72
Website Municipality of Litueche

Litueche (Mapudungun: land of the white lands; originally called El Rosario, Rosario Lo Solís or simply Rosario) is a Chilean town and commune in Cardenal Caro Province, O'Higgins Region.


According to the 2002 census of the National Statistics Institute, Litueche spans an area of 618.8 km2 (239 sq mi) and has 5,526 inhabitants (2,932 men and 2,594 women). Of these, 2,479 (44.9%) lived in urban areas and 3,047 (55.1%) in rural areas. The population grew by 1.1% (60 persons) between the 1992 and 2002 censuses.[2]


As a commune, Litueche 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 René Acuña Echeverría.[1]

Within the electoral divisions of Chile, Litueche is represented in the Chamber of Deputies by Mr. Ramón Barros (UDI) and Mr. Juan Carlos Latorre (PDC) as part of the 35th electoral district, (together with Placilla, Nancagua, Chépica, Santa Cruz, Lolol, Pumanque, Palmilla, Peralillo, Navidad, La Estrella, Pichilemu, Marchihue and Paredones). 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).


  1. ^ a b "Municipality of Litueche" (in Spanish). Retrieved 13 December 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c "National Statistics Institute" (in Spanish). Retrieved 13 December 2010. 
  3. ^ Codigo 6203, Litueche, Comisión Externa Revisora del Censo 2012 (August 2013). "Anexo 1. Población Reportada a Nivel Comunal" (PDF). Al Informe Final: Anexos (in Spanish). National Statistics Institute (INE). p. 41. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 December 2014. 
  4. ^ "Chile Time". Retrieved 2010-07-28. 
  5. ^ "Chile Summer Time". Retrieved 2010-07-28. 

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