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A commune (Spanish: comuna) is the smallest administrative subdivision in Chile. It may contain cities, towns, villages, hamlets as well as rural areas. In highly populated areas, such as Santiago, Valparaíso and Concepción, a conurbation may be broken into several communes. In sparsely populated areas, conversely, a commune may cover a substantial rural area together with several settled areas which could range from hamlets to towns or cities.

Each commune is governed by a directly-elected body known as a municipal council (concejo municipal) consisting of one mayor (alcalde) and a group of councillors (concejal, pl. concejales), for a period of four years. The communal civil service administration is known as the municipality (municipalidad) and is headquartered at the mayor's office (alcaldía). According to Chilean law, a single municipality may administer one or more communes, though currently, the only such case is the municipality of Cabo de Hornos, which administers the communes of Antártica and Cabo de Hornos.[1]

Chile's 346 communes are grouped into 54 provinces (provincia, pl. provincias), which are themselves grouped into 15 regions (región, pl. regiones).

List of communes by region and province

Traditionally, Chilean regions are listed in geographical order starting with the northernmost region, leaving the Santiago Metropolitan Region at the end. The following table lists all Chilean communes, providing a complete list of administrative divisions at all levels. Each commune's municipality website is given along with the area and population from the National Statistics Institute's most recent census conducted in 2002.

Region Province Commune Area[2][3] 2002[2][3]
Population
Website[4]
XV Arica Camarones 3,927 1,220 link
XV Arica Arica 4,799 185,268 link
XV Parinacota Putre 5,903 1,977 link
XV Parinacota General Lagos 2,244 1,179 link
I Iquique Iquique 2,835 216,419 link
I Iquique Alto Hospicio 593 50,215 link
I Tamarugal Pozo Almonte 13,766 10,830 link
I Tamarugal Pica 8,934 6,178 link
I Tamarugal Huara 10,475 2,599 link
I Tamarugal Colchane 4,016 1,649 link
I Tamarugal Camiña 2,200 1,275 none
II Antofagasta Taltal 20,405 11,100 link
II Antofagasta Sierra Gorda 12,866 2,356 link
II Antofagasta Mejillones 3,804 8,418 link
II Antofagasta Antofagasta 30,718 296,905 link
II El Loa San Pedro de Atacama 23,439 4,969 link
II El Loa Ollagüe 2,964 318 link
II El Loa Calama 15,597 138,402 link
II Tocopilla Tocopilla 4,039 23,986 link
II Tocopilla María Elena 12,197 7,530 link
III Chañaral  Diego de Almagro 18,664 18,589 link
III Chañaral  Chañaral 5,772 13,543 link
III Copiapó Tierra Amarilla 11,191 12,888 link
III Copiapó Copiapó 16,681 129,091 link
III Copiapó Caldera 4,667 13,734 link
III Huasco Vallenar 7,084 48,040 link
III Huasco Huasco 1,601 7,945 link
III Huasco Freirina 3,578 5,666 link
III Huasco Alto del Carmen 5,939 4,840 link
IV Choapa Salamanca 3,445 24,494 link
IV Choapa Los Vilos 1,861 17,453 link
IV Choapa Illapel 2,629 30,355 link
IV Choapa Canela 2,197 9,379 link
IV Elqui Vicuña 7,610 24,010 link
IV Elqui Paiguano 1,495 4,168 link
IV Elqui La Serena 1,893 160,148 link
IV Elqui La Higuera 4,158 3,721 link
IV Elqui Coquimbo 1,429 163,036 link
IV Elqui Andacollo 310 10,288 link
IV Limarí  Río Hurtado 2,117 4,771 link
IV Limarí  Punitaqui 1,339 9,539 link
IV Limarí  Ovalle 3,835 98,089 link
IV Limarí  Monte Patria 4,366 30,276 link
IV Limarí  Combarbalá 1,896 13,483 link
V Isla de Pascua Isla de Pascua 164 3,791 link
V Los Andes San Esteban 1,362 14,400 link
V Los Andes Rinconada 123 6,692 link
V Los Andes Los Andes 1,248 60,198 link
V Los Andes Calle Larga 322 10,393 link
V Marga Marga Villa Alemana 97 95,623 link
V Marga Marga Quilpué 537 128,578 link
V Marga Marga Limache 294 39,219 link
V Petorca Zapallar 288 5,659 link
V Petorca Petorca 1,517 9,440 link
V Petorca Papudo 166 4,608 link
V Petorca La Ligua 1,163 31,987 link
V Petorca Juan Fernández 148 633 link
V Petorca Cabildo 1,455 18,916 link
V Quillota Quillota 302 75,916 link
V Quillota Olmué 232 14,105 link
V Quillota Nogales 405 21,633 link
V Quillota La Cruz 78 12,851 link
V Quillota La Calera 61 49,503 link
V Quillota Hijuelas 267 16,014 link
V San Antonio Santo Domingo 536 7,418 link
V San Antonio San Antonio 405 87,205 link
V San Antonio El Tabo 99 7,028 link
V San Antonio El Quisco 51 9,467 link
V San Antonio Cartagena 346 16,875 link
V San Antonio Algarrobo 176 8,601 link
V San Felipe de Aconcagua Santa María 166 12,813 link
V San Felipe de Aconcagua San Felipe 186 64,126 link
V San Felipe de Aconcagua Putaendo 1,474 14,649 link
V San Felipe de Aconcagua Panquehue 122 6,567 link
V San Felipe de Aconcagua Llaillay 349 21,644 link
V San Felipe de Aconcagua Catemu 362 12,112 link
V Valparaíso Viña del Mar 122 286,931 link
V Valparaíso Valparaíso 402 275,982 link
V Valparaíso Quintero 148 21,174 link
V Valparaíso Puchuncaví 300 12,954 link
V Valparaíso Concón 76 32,273 link
V Valparaíso Casablanca 953 21,874 link
RM Chacabuco Tiltil 653 14,755 link
RM Chacabuco Lampa 452 40,228 link
RM Chacabuco Colina 971 77,815 link
RM Cordillera San José de Maipo 4,995 13,376 link
RM Cordillera Puente Alto 88 492,915 link
RM Cordillera Pirque 445 16,565 link
RM Maipo San Bernardo 155 246,762 link
RM Maipo Paine 678 50,028 link
RM Maipo Calera de Tango 73 18,235 link
RM Maipo Buin 214 63,419 link
RM Melipilla San Pedro 788 7,549 link
RM Melipilla Melipilla 1,356 94,540 link
RM Melipilla María Pinto 395 10,343 link
RM Melipilla Curacaví 693 24,298 link
RM Melipilla Alhué 845 4,435 link
RM Santiago Vitacura 28 81,499 link
RM Santiago Santiago 22 200,792 link
RM Santiago San Ramón 7 94,906 link
RM Santiago San Miguel 10 78,872 link
RM Santiago San Joaquín 10 97,625 link
RM Santiago Renca 24 133,518 link
RM Santiago Recoleta 16 148,220 link
RM Santiago Quinta Normal 12 104,012 link
RM Santiago Quilicura 58 126,518 link
RM Santiago Pudahuel 197 195,653 link
RM Santiago Providencia 14 120,874 link
RM Santiago Peñalolén 54 216,060 link
RM Santiago Pedro Aguirre Cerda 10 114,560 link
RM Santiago Ñuñoa 17 163,511 link
RM Santiago Maipú 133 468,390 link
RM Santiago Macul 13 112,535 link
RM Santiago Lo Prado 7 104,316 link
RM Santiago Lo Espejo 7 112,800 link
RM Santiago Lo Barnechea 1,024 74,749 link
RM Santiago Las Condes 99 249,893 link
RM Santiago La Reina 23 96,762 link
RM Santiago La Pintana 31 190,085 link
RM Santiago La Granja 10 132,520 link
RM Santiago La Florida 71 365,674 link
RM Santiago La Cisterna 10 85,118 link
RM Santiago Independencia 7 65,479 link
RM Santiago Huechuraba 45 74,070 link
RM Santiago Estación Central 14 130,394 link
RM Santiago El Bosque 14 175,594 link
RM Santiago Conchalí 71 133,256 link
RM Santiago Cerro Navia 11 148,312 link
RM Santiago Cerrillos 21 71,906 link
RM Talagante Talagante 126 59,805 link
RM Talagante Peñaflor 69 66,619 link
RM Talagante Padre Hurtado 81 38,768 link
RM Talagante Isla de Maipo 189 25,798 link
RM Talagante El Monte 118 26,459 link
VI Cachapoal San Vicente 476 40,253 link
VI Cachapoal Requinoa 673 22,161 link
VI Cachapoal Rengo 592 50,830 link
VI Cachapoal Rancagua 260 214,344 link
VI Cachapoal Quinta de Tilcoco 93 11,380 link
VI Cachapoal Pichidegua 320 17,756 link
VI Cachapoal Peumo 153 13,948 link
VI Cachapoal Olivar 45 12,335 link
VI Cachapoal Mostazal 524 21,866 link
VI Cachapoal Malloa 113 12,872 link
VI Cachapoal Machalí 2,586 28,628 link
VI Cachapoal Las Cabras 749 20,242 link
VI Cachapoal Graneros 113 25,961 link
VI Cachapoal Doñihue 78 16,916 link
VI Cachapoal Coltauco 225 16,228 link
VI Cachapoal Coinco 98 6,385 link
VI Cachapoal Codegua 287 10,796 link
VI Cardenal Caro Pichilemu 749 12,392 link
VI Cardenal Caro Paredones 562 6,695 link
VI Cardenal Caro Navidad 300 5,422 link
VI Cardenal Caro Marchihue 660 6,904 link
VI Cardenal Caro Litueche 619 5,526 link
VI Cardenal Caro La Estrella 435 4,221 link
VI Colchagua Santa Cruz 420 32,387 link
VI Colchagua San Fernando 2,441 63,732 link
VI Colchagua Pumanque 441 3,442 none
VI Colchagua Placilla 147 8,078 link
VI Colchagua Peralillo 283 9,729 link
VI Colchagua Palmilla 237 11,200 link
VI Colchagua Nancagua 111 15,634 link
VI Colchagua Lolol 597 6,191 link
VI Colchagua Chimbarongo 498 32,316 link
VI Colchagua Chépica 503 13,857 link
VII Cauquenes Pelluhue 371 6,414 link
VII Cauquenes Chanco 530 9,457 link
VII Cauquenes Cauquenes 2,126 41,217 link
VII Curicó  Vichuquén 426 4,916 link
VII Curicó  Teno 618 25,596 link
VII Curicó  Sagrada Familia 549 17,519 link
VII Curicó  Romeral 1,597 12,707 link
VII Curicó  Rauco 309 8,566 link
VII Curicó  Molina 1,552 38,521 link
VII Curicó  Licantén 273 6,902 link
VII Curicó  Hualañé 629 9,741 link
VII Curicó  Curicó 1,328 119,585 link
VII Linares Yerbas Buenas 262 16,134 link
VII Linares Villa Alegre 190 14,725 link
VII Linares San Javier 1,313 37,793 link
VII Linares Retiro 827 18,487 link
VII Linares Parral 1,638 37,822 link
VII Linares Longaví 1,454 28,161 link
VII Linares Linares 1,457 83,249 link
VII Linares Colbún 2,900 17,619 link
VII Talca Talca 232 201,797 link
VII Talca San Rafael 264 7,674 link
VII Talca San Clemente 4,504 37,261 link
VII Talca Río Claro 431 12,698 link
VII Talca Pencahue 957 8,315 link
VII Talca Pelarco 332 7,266 link
VII Talca Maule 238 16,837 link
VII Talca Empedrado 565 4,225 link
VII Talca Curepto 1,074 10,812 link
VII Talca Constitución 1,344 46,081 link
VIII Arauco Tirúa 624 9,664 link
VIII Arauco Los Álamos 599 18,632 link
VIII Arauco Lebu 561 25,035 link
VIII Arauco Curanilahue 994 31,943 link
VIII Arauco Contulmo 962 5,838 link
VIII Arauco Cañete 760 31,270 link
VIII Arauco Arauco 956 34,873 link
VIII Biobío Yumbel 727 20,498 link
VIII Biobío Tucapel 915 12,777 link
VIII Biobío Santa Bárbara 3,380 19,970 link
VIII Biobío San Rosendo 92 3,918 link
VIII Biobío Quilleco 1,122 10,428 link
VIII Biobío Quilaco 1,124 4,021 link
VIII Biobío Negrete 157 8,579 link
VIII Biobío Nacimiento 935 25,971 link
VIII Biobío Mulchén 1,925 29,003 link
VIII Biobío Los Ángeles 1,748 166,556 link
VIII Biobío Laja 340 22,404 link
VIII Biobío Cabrero 640 25,282 link
VIII Biobío Antuco 1,884 3,908 link
VIII Biobío Alto Biobío 2,125 7,027 link
VIII Concepción  Tomé 495 52,440 link
VIII Concepción  Talcahuano 146 250,348 link
VIII Concepción  Santa Juana 731 12,713 link
VIII Concepción  San Pedro de la Paz 113 80,447 link
VIII Concepción  Penco 108 46,016 link
VIII Concepción  Lota 136 49,089 link
VIII Concepción  Hualqui 531 18,768 link
VIII Concepción  Hualpén 54 86,722 link
VIII Concepción  Florida 609 10,177 link
VIII Concepción  Coronel 279 95,528 link
VIII Concepción  Concepción 222 216,061 link
VIII Concepción  Chiguayante 72 81,302 link
VIII Ñuble  Yungay 824 16,814 link
VIII Ñuble  Treguaco 313 5,296 link
VIII Ñuble  San Nicolás 491 9,741 link
VIII Ñuble  San Ignacio 364 16,106 link
VIII Ñuble  San Fabián 1,568 3,646 link
VIII Ñuble  San Carlos 874 50,088 link
VIII Ñuble  Ránquil 248 5,683 link
VIII Ñuble  Quirihue 589 11,429 link
VIII Ñuble  Quillón 423 15,146 link
VIII Ñuble  Portezuelo 282 5,470 link
VIII Ñuble  Pinto 1,164 9,875 link
VIII Ñuble  Pemuco 563 8,821 link
VIII Ñuble  Ñiquén 493 11,421 link
VIII Ñuble  Ninhue 401 5,738 link
VIII Ñuble  El Carmen 664 12,845 link
VIII Ñuble  Coihueco 1,777 23,583 link
VIII Ñuble  Coelemu 342 16,082 link
VIII Ñuble  Cobquecura 570 5,687 link
VIII Ñuble  Chillán Viejo 292 22,084 link
VIII Ñuble  Chillán 511 161,953 link
VIII Ñuble  Bulnes 425 20,595 link
IX Cautín Villarrica 1,291 45,531 link
IX Cautín Vilcún 1,421 22,491 link
IX Cautín Toltén 860 11,216 link
IX Cautín Teodoro Schmidt 650 15,504 link
IX Cautín Temuco 464 245,347 link
IX Cautín Saavedra 401 14,034 link
IX Cautín Pucón 1,249 21,107 link
IX Cautín Pitrufquén 581 21,988 link
IX Cautín Perquenco 331 6,450 link
IX Cautín Padre Las Casas 401 58,795 link
IX Cautín Nueva Imperial 1,160 40,059 link
IX Cautín Melipeuco 1,107 5,628 link
IX Cautín Loncoche 977 23,037 link
IX Cautín Lautaro 901 32,218 link
IX Cautín Gorbea 695 15,222 link
IX Cautín Galvarino 568 12,596 link
IX Cautín Freire 935 25,514 link
IX Cautín Curarrehue 1,171 6,784 link
IX Cautín Cunco 1,907 18,703 link
IX Cautín Cholchol 428 10,065 link
IX Cautín Carahue 1,341 25,696 link
IX Malleco Victoria 1,256 33,501 link
IX Malleco Traiguén 908 19,534 link
IX Malleco Renaico 267 9,128 link
IX Malleco Purén 465 12,868 none
IX Malleco Lumaco 1,119 11,405 link
IX Malleco Los Sauces 850 7,581 link
IX Malleco Lonquimay 3,914 10,237 link
IX Malleco Ercilla 500 9,041 link
IX Malleco Curacautín 1,664 16,970 link
IX Malleco Collipulli 1,296 22,354 link
IX Malleco Angol 1,194 48,996 link
XIV Ranco Río Bueno 2,212 32,627 link
XIV Ranco Lago Ranco 1,763 10,098 link
XIV Ranco La Unión 2,137 39,447 link
XIV Ranco Futrono 2,121 14,981 link
XIV Valdivia Valdivia 1,016 140,559 link
XIV Valdivia Panguipulli 3,292 33,273 link
XIV Valdivia Paillaco 896 19,237 link
XIV Valdivia San José de la Mariquina 1,321 18,223 link
XIV Valdivia Máfil 583 7,213 link
XIV Valdivia Los Lagos 1,791 20,168 link
XIV Valdivia Lanco 532 15,107 link
XIV Valdivia Corral 767 5,463 link
X Chiloé  Quinchao 161 8,976 link
X Chiloé  Quemchi 440 8,689 link
X Chiloé  Quellón 3,244 21,823 link
X Chiloé  Queilén 224 5,138 link
X Chiloé  Puqueldón 97 4,160 link
X Chiloé  Dalcahue 1,239 10,693 link
X Chiloé  Curaco de Vélez 80 3,403 link
X Chiloé  Chonchi 1,362 12,572 link
X Chiloé  Castro 428 39,366 link
X Chiloé  Ancud 1,252 39,946 link
X Llanquihue Puerto Varas 4,065 32,912 link
X Llanquihue Puerto Montt 1,673 175,938 link
X Llanquihue Maullín 861 15,580 link
X Llanquihue Los Muermos 1,246 16,964 link
X Llanquihue Llanquihue 421 16,337 link
X Llanquihue Frutillar 831 15,525 link
X Llanquihue Fresia 1,278 12,804 link
X Llanquihue Cochamó 3,911 4,363 link
X Llanquihue Calbuco 591 31,070 link
X Osorno San Pablo 637 10,162 link
X Osorno San Juan de la Costa 1,517 8,831 link
X Osorno Río Negro 1,266 14,732 link
X Osorno Puyehue 1,598 11,368 link
X Osorno Purranque 1,459 20,705 link
X Osorno Puerto Octay 1,796 10,236 link
X Osorno Osorno 951 145,475 link
X Palena Palena 2,764 1,690 link
X Palena Hualaihué 2,788 8,273 link
X Palena Futaleufú 1,280 1,826 link
X Palena Chaitén 8,471 7,182 link
XI Aisén  Guaitecas 787 1,539 link
XI Aisén  Cisnes 15,831 5,739 link
XI Aisén  Aisén 29,970 22,353 link
XI Capitan Prat Tortel 19,931 507 link
XI Capitan Prat O'Higgins 8,183 463 link
XI Capitan Prat Cochrane 8,931 2,867 link
XI Coihaique Lago Verde 5,622 1,062 link
XI Coihaique Coihaique 7,320 50,041 link
XI General Carrera Río Ibáñez 5,997 2,477 link
XI General Carrera Chile Chico 5,922 4,444 link
XII Antártica Chilena Cabo de Hornos 15,854 2,262 link
XII Antártica Chilena Antártica 1,250,000 130 link
XII Magallanes San Gregorio 6,884 1,158 link
XII Magallanes Río Verde 9,975 358 link
XII Magallanes Punta Arenas 17,846 119,496 link
XII Magallanes Laguna Blanca 3,696 663 link
XII Tierra del Fuego Timaukel 10,996 423 link
XII Tierra del Fuego Primavera 4,614 1,016 link
XII Tierra del Fuego Porvenir 6,983 5,465 link
XII Última Esperanza Torres del Paine 6,470 739 link
XII Última Esperanza Natales 48,974 19,116 link

See also

References

  1. Law 19,726
  2. 2.0 2.1 (Spanish) "National Statistics Institute". Retrieved 30 December 2010. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Territorial division of Chile" (PDF). Retrieved 30 December 2010. 
  4. (Spanish) "Asociacion Chilena de Municipalidades". Retrieved 7 February 2011. 

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