Padre Hurtado

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Padre Hurtado
Map of Padre Hurtado commune within Greater Santiago
Map of Padre Hurtado commune within Greater Santiago
Location in Chile
Location in Chile
Padre Hurtado
Location in Chile
Coordinates (city): 33°34′S 70°50′W / 33.567°S 70.833°W / -33.567; -70.833Coordinates: 33°34′S 70°50′W / 33.567°S 70.833°W / -33.567; -70.833
Country Chile
Region Metropolitan
Province Talagante
Founded 1891
Named for Saint Alberto Hurtado
 • Type Municipality
 • Alcalde José Miguel Arellano Merino (RN)
 • Total 80.8 km2 (31.2 sq mi)
Elevation 419 m (1,375 ft)
Population (2002 Census)[2]
 • Total 38,768
 • Density 480/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
 • Urban 34,257
 • Rural 4,511
Demonym(s) Padrehurtadino
 • Men 19,367
 • Women 19,401
Time zone UTC-4 (CLT [3])
 • Summer (DST) UTC-3 (CLST [4])
Area code(s) 56 +
Website Municipality of Padre hurtado

Padre Hurtado (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈpaðɾe uɾˈtaðo]) is a Chilean city and commune in Talagante Province, Santiago Metropolitan Region. A portion of the commune belongs to the Greater Santiago conurbation. The commune is named after Saint Alberto Hurtado, who was popularly known as Padre Hurtado ("Father Hurtado").


According to the 2002 census of the National Statistics Institute, Padre Hurtado spans an area of 80.8 km2 (31 sq mi) and has 38,768 inhabitants (19,367 men and 19,401 women). Of these, 34,257 (88.4%) lived in urban areas and 4,511 (11.6%) in rural areas. The population grew by 32% (9,396 persons) between the 1992 and 2002 censuses.[2]


  • Population: 45.529 (2006 projection)[5]
  • Average annual household income: US$14,278 (PPP, 2006)[5][dead link]
  • Population below poverty line: 18.7% (2006)[6]


As a commune, Padre Hurtado 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 José Miguel Arellano Merino (RN). The communal council has the following members:

  • Maricel Arellano Merino (RN)
  • Paz González Zuñiga (UDI)
  • Patricio Muñoz Vegas (PPD)
  • Rosa Verdugo Painemal (PRI)
  • Alberto Haddad Valech (RN)
  • Miguel Ramos Pino (PS)

Within the electoral divisions of Chile, Padre Hurtado is represented in the Chamber of Deputies by Mrs. Denise Pascal (PS) and Mr. Gonzalo Uriarte (UDI) as part of the 31st electoral district, (together with Talagante, Peñaflor, El Monte, Isla de Maipo, Melipilla, María Pinto, Curacaví, Alhué and San Pedro). 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. ^ "Municipality of Padre Hurtado" (in Spanish). Retrieved 3 December 2010.
  2. ^ a b c d "National Statistics Institute" (in Spanish). Retrieved 3 December 2010.
  3. ^ "Chile Time". Archived from the original on 11 September 2007. Retrieved 26 September 2010.
  4. ^ "Chile Summer Time". Archived from the original on 11 September 2007. Retrieved 26 September 2010.
  5. ^ a b Sistema de Información Regional, Ministry of Planning of Chile. Archived April 23, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ "Poverty in the Santiago Metropolitan Region" (PDF). Ministry of Planning of Chile (in Spanish). Archived from the original (PDF) on August 24, 2007.

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