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Town and Commune
Bucalemu, a village of Paredones.
Bucalemu, a village of Paredones.
Map of Paredones commune in O'Higgins Region
Map of Paredones commune in O'Higgins Region
Location in Chile
Location in Chile
Location in Chile
Coordinates (town): 34°39′05″S 71°53′59″W / 34.65139°S 71.89972°W / -34.65139; -71.89972Coordinates: 34°39′05″S 71°53′59″W / 34.65139°S 71.89972°W / -34.65139; -71.89972
Country Chile Chile
Region O'Higgins Region O'Higgins
Province Cardenal Caro Province Cardenal Caro
 • Type Municipality
 • Alcalde Sammy Ormazábal López
 • Total 561.5 km2 (216.8 sq mi)
Elevation 42 m (138 ft)
Population (2022 Census)[2]
 • Total 6,100
 • Density 11/km2 (28/sq mi)
 • Urban 2,195
 • Rural 4,500
 • Men 3,562
 • Women 3,133
Time zone UTC-4 (CLT [3])
 • Summer (DST) UTC-3 (CLST [4])
Area code(s) (+56) 72
Website Municipality of Paredones

Paredones is a Chilean town and commune in Cardenal Caro Province, O'Higgins Region.


According to the 2002 census of the National Statistics Institute, Paredones spans an area of 561.5 km2 (217 sq mi) and has 6,695 inhabitants (3,562 men and 3,133 women). Of these, 2,195 (32.8%) lived in urban areas and 4,500 (67.2%) in rural areas. The population grew by 1.1% (73 persons) between the 1992 and 2002 censuses.[2]


As a commune, Paredones 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 Sammy Ormazábal López.[1]

Within the electoral divisions of Chile, Paredones is represented in the Chamber of Deputies by Mr. Ramón Barros (UDI) and Mr. Juan Carlos Latorre (PDC) as part of the 35th electoral district, (together with Placilla, Nancagua, Chépica, Santa Cruz, Lolol, Pumanque, Palmilla, Peralillo, Navidad, Litueche, La Estrella, Pichilemu and Marchihue). The commune is represented in the Senate by Alejandro García-Huidobro (UDI) and Juan Pablo Letelier Morel (PS) as part of the 9th senatorial constituency (O'Higgins Region).

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Municipality of Paredones" (in Spanish). Retrieved 16 June 2011.
  2. ^ a b c d "National Statistics Institute" (in Spanish). Retrieved 13 December 2010.
  3. ^ "Chile Time". Archived from the original on 2007-09-11. Retrieved 2010-07-28.
  4. ^ "Chile Summer Time". Archived from the original on 2007-09-11. Retrieved 2010-07-28.

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