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City and Commune
Map of Machalí commune in the O'Higgins Region
Map of Machalí commune in the O'Higgins Region
Machalí is located in Chile
Location in Chile
Coordinates (city): 34°10′57″S 70°39′05″W / 34.18250°S 70.65139°W / -34.18250; -70.65139Coordinates: 34°10′57″S 70°39′05″W / 34.18250°S 70.65139°W / -34.18250; -70.65139
Country Chile
Region O'Higgins Region
Province Cachapoal Province
 • Type Municipality
 • Alcalde José Miguel Urrutia
 • Total 2,586 km2 (998 sq mi)
Elevation 552 m (1,811 ft)
Population (2012 Census)[2]
 • Total 42,572
 • Density 16/km2 (43/sq mi)
 • Urban 26,852
 • Rural 1,776
 • Men 14,297
 • Women 14,331
Time zone CLT [3] (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) CLST [4] (UTC-3)
Postal code 85002480
Area code(s) (+56) 72
Website Municipality of Machalí

Machalí is a Chilean commune and city in Cachapoal Province, O'Higgins Region.


According to the 2002 census of the National Statistics Institute, Machalí spans an area of 2,586 km2 (998 sq mi) and has 28,628 inhabitants (14,297 men and 14,331 women). Of these, 26,852 (93.8%) lived in urban areas and 1,776 (6.2%) in rural areas. The population grew by 18.5% (4,476 persons) between the 1992 and 2002 censuses.[2]


As a commune, Machalí 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 2008-2012 alcalde is José Miguel Urrutia.[1]

Within the electoral divisions of Chile, Machalí is represented in the Chamber of Deputies by Mr. Eugenio Bauer (UDI) and Mr. Ricardo Rincón (PDC) as part of the 33rd electoral district, (together with Mostazal, Graneros, Codegua, Requínoa, Rengo, Olivar, Doñihue, Coinco, Coltauco, Quinta de Tilcoco and Malloa). 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 Machalí" (in Spanish). Retrieved 10 November 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c d "National Statistics Institute" (in Spanish). Retrieved 10 November 2010. 
  3. ^ "Chile Time". Retrieved 26 September 2010. 
  4. ^ "Chile Summer Time". Retrieved 26 September 2010. 

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