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City and Commune
Map of Quillón commune in the Biobío Region
Map of Quillón commune in the Biobío Region
Location in Chile
Location in Chile
Location in Chile
Coordinates: 36°44′40″S 72°28′36″W / 36.74444°S 72.47667°W / -36.74444; -72.47667Coordinates: 36°44′40″S 72°28′36″W / 36.74444°S 72.47667°W / -36.74444; -72.47667
Country Chile
Region Biobío
Province Ñuble
 • Type Municipality
 • Alcalde Alberto Gyhra Soto (DC)
 • Total 423.0 km2 (163.3 sq mi)
Elevation 57 m (187 ft)
Population (2012 Census)[3]
 • Total 16,233
 • Density 38/km2 (99/sq mi)
 • Urban 7,536
 • Rural 7,610
 • Men 7,699
 • Women 7,447
Time zone CLT (UTC−4)
 • Summer (DST) CLST (UTC−3)
Area code(s) 56 + 42
Website www.quillon.cl

Quillón is a Chilean city and commune and Ñuble Province, Biobío Region.


According to the 2002 census of the National Statistics Institute, Quillón spans an area of 423 km2 (163 sq mi) and has 15,146 inhabitants (7,699 men and 7,447 women). Of these, 7,536 (49.8%) lived in urban areas and 7,610 (50.2%) in rural areas. The population grew by 4% (584 persons) between the 1992 and 2002 censuses.[3]


As a commune, Quillón 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 Jaime Catalán Saldias (PDC).[1][2]

Within the electoral divisions of Chile, Quillón is represented in the Chamber of Deputies by Jorge Sabag (PDC) and Frank Sauerbaum (RN) as part of the 42nd electoral district, (together with San Fabián, Ñiquén, San Carlos, San Nicolás, Ninhue, Quirihue, Cobquecura, Treguaco, Portezuelo, Coelemu, Ránquil, Bulnes, Cabrero and Yumbel). The commune is represented in the Senate by Alejandro Navarro Brain (MAS) and Hosain Sabag Castillo (PDC) as part of the 12th senatorial constituency (Biobío-Cordillera).


  1. ^ a b "Asociación Chilena de Municipalidades" (in Spanish). Retrieved 7 February 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Municipality of Quillón" (in Spanish). Retrieved 7 February 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c d "National Statistics Institute" (in Spanish). Retrieved 13 December 2010.