María Pinto

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María Pinto
Town and Commune
Location in the Santiago Metropolitan Region
Location in the Santiago Metropolitan Region
Location in Chile
Location in Chile
María Pinto
Location in Chile
Coordinates (town): 33°31′S 71°7′W / 33.517°S 71.117°W / -33.517; -71.117Coordinates: 33°31′S 71°7′W / 33.517°S 71.117°W / -33.517; -71.117
Country Chile
Region Santiago Metro.
Province Melipilla
Government[1] [2]
 • Type Municipality
 • Alcalde Cesar Araos Aguirre (UDI)
 • Total 395.0 km2 (152.5 sq mi)
Population (2002 Census)[3]
 • Total 10,343
 • Density 26/km2 (68/sq mi)
 • Urban 1,654
 • Rural 8,689
 • Men 5,218
 • Women 5,125
Time zone CLT [4] (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) CLST [5] (UTC-3)
Area code(s) 56 + 53
Website Municipality of María Pinto

María Pinto is a town and commune of the Melipilla Province in central Chile's Santiago Metropolitan Region.


According to the 2002 census of the National Statistics Institute, María Pinto spans an area of 395 km2 (153 sq mi) and has 10,343 inhabitants (5,218 men and 5,125 women). Of these, 1,654 (16%) lived in urban areas and 8,689 (84%) in rural areas. The population grew by 18.4% (1,608 persons) between the 1992 and 2002 censuses.[3]


As a commune, María Pinto 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 Cesar Araos Aguirre (UDI),[1][2] and his council members are:[2]

  • Mario Donoso Araya (PDC)
  • Elias Jacob Hirmas (IND)
  • Carlos Acevedo Barrera (UDI)
  • Margarita Cofré Olguin (PDC)
  • Sonia Vargas Farias (PPD)
  • Claudia Atabales Alarcón (UDI)

Within the electoral divisions of Chile, María Pinto is represented in the Chamber of Deputies by Denise Pascal (PS) and Gonzalo Uriarte (UDI) as part of the 31st electoral district, (together with Talagante, Peñaflor, El Monte, Isla de Maipo, Melipilla, Curacaví, Alhué, San Pedro and Padre Hurtado). 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 c "Municipality of María Pinto" (in Spanish). Retrieved 27 January 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "National Statistics Institute" (in Spanish). Retrieved 21 July 2010. 
  4. ^ "Chile Time". Archived from the original on 2007-09-11. Retrieved 2007-05-05. 
  5. ^ "Chile Summer Time". Archived from the original on 2007-09-11. Retrieved 2007-05-05. 

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