Lo Prado

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Lo Prado
City and Commune
Coat of arms
Coat of arms
Map of Lo Prado commune within Greater Santiago
Map of Lo Prado commune within Greater Santiago
Location in Chile
Location in Chile
Lo Prado
Location in Chile
Coordinates (city): 33°27′S 70°43.5′W / 33.450°S 70.7250°W / -33.450; -70.7250Coordinates: 33°27′S 70°43.5′W / 33.450°S 70.7250°W / -33.450; -70.7250
Country Chile
Region Santiago Metro.
Province Santiago
Government[1] [2]
 • Type Municipality
 • Alcalde Gonzalo Navarrete Muñoz (PPD)
 • Total 6.7 km2 (2.6 sq mi)
Population (2002 Census)[3]
 • Total 104,316
 • Density 16,000/km2 (40,000/sq mi)
 • Urban 104,316
 • Rural 0
 • Men 50,608
 • Women 53,708
Time zone CLT [4] (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) CLST [5] (UTC-3)
Area code(s) 56 +
Website Municipality of Lo Prado

Lo Prado (Spanish pronunciation: [lo ˈpɾaðo]) is one of the poorest communes of Chile located in Santiago Province, Santiago Metropolitan Region.


According to the 2002 census of the National Statistics Institute, Lo Prado spans an area of 6.7 km2 (3 sq mi) and has 104,316 inhabitants (50,608 men and 53,708 women), making the commune an entirely urban area. The population fell by 6% (6617 persons) between the 1992 and 2002 censuses.[3] Its 2006 projected population was 98,983.[6][not in citation given]



As a commune, Lo Prado 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 Gonzalo Navarrete Muñoz (PPD).[1][2] The communal council has the following members:

  • Nicolás Navarrete Hernández (PPD)
  • Juan Labra Sanhueza (RN)
  • Dino Girardi Lavín (PPD)
  • Juana Maturana González (PPD)
  • Cynthia Calderón Rodríguez (DC)
  • Silvia Valdivia Matus (PC)
  • Jimmy Arce Leiva (PS)
  • Gerónimo Flores Gómez (UDI)

Within the electoral divisions of Chile, Lo Prado is represented in the Chamber of Deputies by Nicolás Monckeberg (RN) and Cristina Girardi (PPD) as part of the 18th electoral district, (together with Cerro Navia and Quinta Normal). 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 Lo Prado" (in Spanish). Retrieved 27 January 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c d "National Statistics Institute" (in Spanish). Retrieved 13 December 2010. 
  4. ^ "Chile Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Retrieved 26 September 2010. 
  5. ^ "Chile Summer Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Retrieved 26 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.