San Felipe, Chile

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San Felipe
Catedral San Felipe.jpg
Coat of arms
Coat of arms
Location of the San Felipe commune in the Valparaíso Region
Location in Chile
Location in Chile
San Felipe
Location in Chile
Coordinates: 32°45′00″S 70°43′26″W / 32.75000°S 70.72389°W / -32.75000; -70.72389Coordinates: 32°45′00″S 70°43′26″W / 32.75000°S 70.72389°W / -32.75000; -70.72389
Country  Chile
Region  Valparaíso
Province San Felipe de Aconcagua
Villa de San Felipe de Real 3 August 1740
 • Type Municipality
 • Total 185.9 km2 (71.8 sq mi)
Elevation 654 m (2,146 ft)
Population (2012 Census)[2]
 • Total 71,104
 • Density 380/km2 (990/sq mi)
 • Urban 57,760
 • Rural 6,366
Demonym(s) Sanfelipeño
 • Men 31,036
 • Women 33,090
Time zone CLT [3] (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) CLST [4] (UTC-3)
Area code(s) 56 + 34
Climate BSk
Website Official website (Spanish)

San Felipe ("St. Philip" in Spanish) is a commune and the capital city of the San Felipe de Aconcagua Province in central Chile's Valparaíso Region. It is located 88 km (55 mi) north of the national capital of Santiago. The commune spans an area of 185.9 km2 (72 sq mi).[2]


According to data from the 2002 Census of Population and Housing, the San Felipe commune had 64,126 inhabitants; of these, 57,760 (90.1%) lived in urban areas and 6,366 (9.9%) in rural areas. At that time, there were 31,036 men and 33,090 women.[2] The demonym for a man from San Felipe is sanfelipeño and sanfelipeña for a woman.


As a commune, San Felipe is a third-level administrative division of Chile, administered by a communal council (consejo comunal), which is headed by a directly elected alcalde. The current alcalde is Patricio Freire Canto. The communal council has the following members:[1]

  • Eugenio Cornejo Correa (RN)
  • Leonel Alegría Ibáñez (RN)
  • Juan Manuel Millanao Calvin (UDI)
  • Dante Rodríguez Vásquez (PS)
  • Ricardo Covarrubias Covarrubias (PC)
  • Mario Sotolicchio Urquiza (PPD)

Within the electoral divisions of Chile, San Felipe is represented in the Chamber of Deputies by Mr. Marco Antonio Núñez (PDC) and Mr. Gaspar Rivas (RN) as part of the 11th electoral district, (together with Los Andes, San Esteban, Calle Larga, Rinconada, Putaendo, Santa María, Panquehue, Llaillay and Catemu). The commune is represented in the Senate by Ignacio Walker Prieto (PDC) and Lily Pérez San Martín (RN) as part of the 5th senatorial constituency (Valparaíso-Cordillera).



  1. ^ a b "Municipality of San Felipe" (in Spanish). Retrieved 29 July 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "National Statistics Institute" (in Spanish). Retrieved 30 July 2010. 
  3. ^ "Chile Time". Retrieved 2010-07-29. 
  4. ^ "Chile Summer Time". Retrieved 2010-07-29. 

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