San Clemente, Chile

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San Clemente
City and Commune
Location of the San Clemente commune in the Maule Region
Location of the San Clemente commune in the Maule Region
Location in Chile
Location in Chile
San Clemente
Location in Chile
Coordinates (city): 35°33′S 71°29′W / 35.550°S 71.483°W / -35.550; -71.483Coordinates: 35°33′S 71°29′W / 35.550°S 71.483°W / -35.550; -71.483
Country Chile
Region Maule
Province Talca
 • Type Municipality
 • Alcalde Oscar Galvez Rebolledo (RN)
 • Total 4,503.5 km2 (1,738.8 sq mi)
Elevation 200 m (700 ft)
Population (2012 Census)[3]
 • Total 39,538
 • Density 8.8/km2 (23/sq mi)
 • Urban 13,398
 • Rural 23,863
 • Men 18,988
 • Women 18,273
Time zone CLT [4] (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) CLST [5] (UTC-3)
Area code(s) 56 + 71
Website Municipality of San Clemente

San Clemente is a city and commune administered by the municipality of San Clemente, located in the Talca Province of Chile's Maule Region.


According to the 2002 census of the National Statistics Institute, San Clemente spans an area of 4,503.5 km2 (1,739 sq mi) and has 37,261 inhabitants (18,988 men and 18,273 women). Of these, 13,398 (36%) lived in urban areas and 23,863 (64%) in rural areas. The population grew by 2.3% (847 persons) between the 1992 and 2002 censuses.[3]


As a commune, San Clemente 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 Oscar Galvez Rebolledo (RN).[1][2]

Within the electoral divisions of Chile, San Clemente is represented in the Chamber of Deputies by Pablo Lorenzini (PDC) and Pedro Pablo Alvarez-Salamanca (UDI) as part of the 38th electoral district, (together with Curepto, Constitución, Empedrado, Pencahue, Maule, Pelarco, Río Claro and San Rafael). The commune is represented in the Senate by Juan Antonio Coloma Correa (UDI) and Andrés Zaldívar Larraín (PDC) as part of the 10th senatorial constituency (Maule-North).


  1. ^ a b "Asociación Chilena de Municipalidades" (in Spanish). Retrieved 22 January 2011.  Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "Munitel" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  2. ^ a b "Municipality of San Clemente" (in Spanish). Retrieved 22 January 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c d "National Statistics Institute" (in Spanish). Retrieved 29 August 2010. 
  4. ^ "Chile Time". Retrieved 2010-08-29. 
  5. ^ "Chile Summer Time". Retrieved 2010-08-29.