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Town and Commune
Location of Pichidegua commune in O'Higgins Region
Location of Pichidegua commune in O'Higgins Region
Pichidegua is located in Chile
Location in Chile
Coordinates (town): 34°21′31″S 71°16′59″W / 34.35861°S 71.28306°W / -34.35861; -71.28306Coordinates: 34°21′31″S 71°16′59″W / 34.35861°S 71.28306°W / -34.35861; -71.28306
Country Chile
Region O'Higgins Region
Province Cachapoal Province
 • Type Municipality
 • Total 320 km2 (120 sq mi)
Elevation 146 m (479 ft)
Population (2012 Census)[1]
 • Total 18,225
 • Density 57/km2 (150/sq mi)
 • Urban 4,965
 • Rural 12,791
 • Men 9,208
 • Women 8,548
Time zone CLT [2] (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) CLST [3] (UTC-3)
Area code(s) (+56) 72
Website Municipality of Pichidegua

Pichidegua (Spanish pronunciation: [pitʃiˈðeɣwa]) is a Chilean commune and town in Cachapoal Province, O'Higgins Region.


According to the 2002 census of the National Statistics Institute, Pichidegua spans an area of 320 km2 (124 sq mi) and has 17,756 inhabitants (9,208 men and 8,548 women). Of these, 4,965 (28%) lived in urban areas and 12,791 (72%) in rural areas. The population grew by 7% (1,162 persons) between the 1992 and 2002 censuses.[1]


As a commune, Pichidegua is a third-level administrative division of Chile administered by a municipal council, headed by an alcalde who is directly elected every four years.

Within the electoral divisions of Chile, Pichidegua is represented in the Chamber of Deputies by Mrs. Alejandra Sepúlveda (PRI) and Mr. Javier Macaya (UDI) as part of the 34th electoral district, (together with San Fernando, Chimbarongo, San Vicente, Peumo and Las Cabras). 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 c d "National Statistics Institute" (in Spanish). Retrieved 10 November 2010. 
  2. ^ "Chile Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Retrieved 26 September 2010. 
  3. ^ "Chile Summer Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Retrieved 26 September 2010. 

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