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Avenida Senador Jaime Gúzman in Renca
Coat of arms
Map of Renca commune within Greater Santiago
Map of Renca commune within Greater Santiago
Location in Chile
Location in Chile
Location in Chile
Coordinates (city): 33°24′S 70°43′W / 33.400°S 70.717°W / -33.400; -70.717Coordinates: 33°24′S 70°43′W / 33.400°S 70.717°W / -33.400; -70.717
RegionSantiago Metro.
Foundedmarch 19, 2000
 • TypeMunicipality
 • AlcaldeClaudio Castro ([Independent])
 • Total24.2 km2 (9.3 sq mi)
 (2002 Census)[3]
 • Total133,518
 • Density5,500/km2 (14,000/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Rural
 • Men66,253
 • Women67,265
Time zoneUTC-4 (CLT[4])
 • Summer (DST)UTC-3 (CLST[5])
Area code(s)56 +
WebsiteMunicipality of Renca

Renca is a commune of Chile located in Santiago Province, Santiago Metropolitan Region. It was founded on May 6, 1894.


According to the 2002 census of the National Statistics Institute, Renca spans an area of 24.2 km2 (9 sq mi) and has 133,500 inhabitants, and the commune is an entirely urban area. The population grew by 3.5% (4,500 people) between the 1992 and 2002 censuses.[3] Its 2006 projected population was 134,690.[6]



As a commune, Renca 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 communal council has the following members:[citation needed]

  • Víctor Barahona Ugarte (UDI)
  • Nora Contreras Canales (UDI)
  • Renato Estay Cabrera (UDI)
  • Cristián Rojas Pizarro (IND)
  • Berta Roquer Casanova (PDC)
  • Teresa Cordero Villarroel (PPD)
  • Cristián Sandoval Saavedra (PDC)
  • Silvia Contreras Morales (PC)

Within the electoral divisions of Chile, Renca is represented in the Chamber of Deputies by Karla Rubilar (RN) and María Antonieta Saa (PPD) as part of the 17th electoral district, (together with Conchalí and Huechuraba). 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 Renca" (in Spanish). Retrieved 27 January 2011.
  3. ^ a b c d "National Statistics Institute" (in Spanish). Retrieved 13 December 2010.
  4. ^ "Chile Time". Archived from the original on 13 July 2010. Retrieved 26 September 2010.
  5. ^ "Chile Summer Time". Archived from the original on 11 September 2007. 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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