Recoleta, Chile

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City and Commune
View of Recoleta from the San Cristóbal Hill.
View of Recoleta from the San Cristóbal Hill.
Coat of arms
Coat of arms
Map of Recoleta commune within Greater Santiago
Map of Recoleta commune within Greater Santiago
Location in Chile
Location in Chile
Location in Chile
Coordinates (city): 33°24.5′S 70°38′W / 33.4083°S 70.633°W / -33.4083; -70.633Coordinates: 33°24.5′S 70°38′W / 33.4083°S 70.633°W / -33.4083; -70.633
Country Chile
Region Santiago Metro.
Province Santiago
 • Type Municipality
 • Alcalde Daniel Jadue Jadue (PC)
 • Total 16.2 km2 (6.3 sq mi)
Population (2002 Census)[3]
 • Total 148,220
 • Density 9,100/km2 (24,000/sq mi)
 • Urban 148,220
 • Rural 0
 • Men 72,314
 • Women 75,906
Time zone CLT [4] (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) CLST [5] (UTC-3)
Area code(s) 56 +
Website Municipality of Recoleta

Recoleta is a commune of Chile founded in the Pinochet's government, located in Santiago Province, Santiago Metropolitan Region.


According to the 2002 census of the National Statistics Institute, Recoleta spans an area of 16.2 km2 (6 sq mi) and has 148,220 inhabitants (72,314 men and 75,906 women), making the commune an entirely urban area. The population fell by 10% (16547 persons) between the 1992 and 2002 censuses.[3] It had a 2006 projected population of 136,982.[6]



As a commune, Recoleta 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 Daniel Jadue Jadue (PC). The communal council has the following members:

  • María Inés Cabrera Squella (UDI)
  • Ernesto Moreno Beauchemin (PDC)
  • Juan Pastén Tapia (PC)
  • Luis González Brito (PC)
  • Fernando Pacheco Bustamante (PS)
  • Mónica Año Moscoso (PPD)
  • Ricardo Sáez Valenzuela (UDI)
  • José Villarroel Lara (UDI)

Within the electoral divisions of Chile, Recoleta is represented in the Chamber of Deputies by Patricio Hales (PPD) and Sra. Claudia Nogueira (UDI) as part of the 19th electoral district, (together with Independencia). 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. ^ "Asociación Chilena de Municipalidades" (in Spanish). Retrieved 27 January 2011. 
  2. ^ "Municipality of Recoleta" (in Spanish). Retrieved 27 January 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c d "National Statistics Institute" (in Spanish). Retrieved 13 December 2010. 
  4. ^ "Chile Time". Retrieved 26 September 2010. 
  5. ^ "Chile Summer Time". Retrieved 26 September 2010. 
  6. ^ a b Sistema de Información Regional, Ministry of Planning of Chile. Archived April 23, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ "Poverty in the Santiago Metropolitan Region" (PDF). Ministry of Planning of Chile (in Spanish). Archived from the original (PDF) on August 24, 2007. 
  8. ^ "Las Trayectorias del Desarrollo Humano en las Comunas de Chile (1994-2003) Archived July 7, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.." UNDP, Gobierno de Chile, Mideplán

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