Nogales, Chile

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City and Commune
Map of the Nogales commune in the Valparaíso Region
Location in Chile
Location in Chile
Location in Chile
Coordinates: 32°44′06″S 71°12′09″W / 32.73500°S 71.20250°W / -32.73500; -71.20250Coordinates: 32°44′06″S 71°12′09″W / 32.73500°S 71.20250°W / -32.73500; -71.20250
Country Chile
Region Valparaíso
Province Quillota
 • Type Municipality
 • Alcalde Óscar Cortés Puebla (PDC)
 • Total 405.2 km2 (156.4 sq mi)
Elevation 215 m (705 ft)
Population (2012 Census)[2]
 • Total 21,856
 • Density 54/km2 (140/sq mi)
 • Urban 18,698
 • Rural 2,935
 • Men 10,786
 • Women 10,847
Time zone CLT [3] (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) CLST [4] (UTC-3)
Area code(s) 56 + 33
Website Municipality of Nogales

Nogales (Spanish pronunciation: [noˈɣales]) is a city and commune in the Quillota Province of central Chile's fifth region of Valparaíso.


The commune of Nogales spans an area of 405.2 km2 (156 sq mi).


According to the 2002 census of the National Statistics Institute, Nogales has 21,633 inhabitants (10,786 men and 10,847 women). Of these, 18,698 (86.4%) lived in urban areas and 2,935 (13.6%) in rural areas. The population grew by 15.9% (2,964 persons) between the 1992 and 2002 censuses.[2]


As a commune, Nogales is a third-level administrative division of Chile, administered by a communal council (consejo comunal), which is headed by a directly elected alcalde. The current alcalde is Óscar Cortés Puebla (PDC). The communal council has the following members:[1]

  • Juan Rivera (PC)
  • Oscar Mena (Independent)
  • Jorge Gómez (RN)
  • Josué Godoy (PS)
  • Jaime Lineros (PRSD)
  • Nelson Verdejo (PPD)

Within the electoral divisions of Chile, Nogales is represented in the Chamber of Deputies by Mr. Eduardo Cerda (PDC) and Mrs. Andrea Molina (UDI) as part of the 10th electoral district, (together with La Ligua, Petorca, Cabildo, Papudo, Zapallar, Puchuncaví, Quintero, Calera, La Cruz, Quillota and Hijuelas). The commune is represented in the Senate by Ignacio Walker Prieto (PDC) and Lily Pérez San Martín (RN) as part of the 5th senatorial constituency (Valparaíso-Cordillera).


  1. ^ a b "Municipality of Nogales" (in Spanish). Retrieved 29 July 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c d "National Statistics Institute" (in Spanish). Retrieved 1 May 2010. 
  3. ^ "Chile Time". Archived from the original on September 11, 2007. Retrieved 2010-07-29. 
  4. ^ "Chile Summer Time". Archived from the original on September 11, 2007. Retrieved 2010-07-29. 

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