List of cities in Chile

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This is a list of cities in Chile .

A city is defined by Chile's National Statistics Institute (INE) as an "urban entity" [note 1] with more than 5,000 inhabitants. This list is based on a June 2005 report by the INE based on the 2002 census which registered 239 cities across the country. [1]

Contents

Complete list of cities by region

RegionCityPopulation
2012 census
Population
2002 census
Area
(km2)
Density
(/km2)
Flag of Arica y Parinacota, Chile.svg  Arica and Parinacota Region Arica 175,44141.894,188
Flag of Tarapaca, Chile.svg  Tarapacá Iquique 164,39622.127,432
Tarapacá Alto Hospicio 50,19017.452,876
Tarapacá Pozo Almonte 6,3843.052,093
Flag of Antofagasta Region, Chile.svg  Antofagasta Antofagasta 285,25543.546,552
Antofagasta Calama 126,13518.216,927
Antofagasta Tocopilla 23,3527.003,336
Antofagasta Chuquicamata 10,4654.702,227
Antofagasta Taltal 9,5643.452,772
Antofagasta Estación Zaldívar 9,0530.1275,442
Antofagasta Mejillones 7,8254.671,676
Antofagasta María Elena 7,4121.524,876
Flag of Atacama, Chile.svg  Atacama Copiapó 125,98347.772,637
Atacama Vallenar 43,75013.913,145
Atacama Caldera 12,7768.481,507
Atacama Chañaral 12,0867.341,647
Atacama El Salvador 8,6973.352,596
Atacama Tierra Amarilla 8,57813.48636
Atacama Diego de Almagro 7,9514.051,963
Atacama Huasco 6,4452.732,361
Flag of Coquimbo Region, Chile.svg  Coquimbo Coquimbo 148,43841.823,549
Coquimbo La Serena 147,81565.592,254
Coquimbo Ovalle 66,40511.465,795
Coquimbo Illapel 21,8267.392,953
Coquimbo Vicuña 12,9104.682,759
Coquimbo Salamanca 11,6154.372,658
Coquimbo Los Vilos 10,9664.112,668
Coquimbo Andacollo 9,4443.342,828
Coquimbo Combarbalá 5,4942.202,497
Coquimbo El Palqui 5,2661.363,872
Coquimbo Monte Patria 5,2192.352,221
Flag of Valparaiso Region, Chile.svg  Valparaíso Viña del Mar 286,93187.333,286
Valparaíso Valparaíso 263,49947.335,567
Valparaíso Quilpué 126,89338.063,334
Valparaíso Villa Alemana 94,80231.263,033
Valparaíso San Antonio 83,43521.023,969
Valparaíso Quillota 62,23115.134,113
Valparaíso Los Andes 55,12716.423,357
Valparaíso San Felipe 53,01718.112,927
Valparaíso La Calera 47,83616.182,956
Valparaíso Limache 34,94818.631,876
Valparaíso Concón 31,55826.001,214
Valparaíso Quintero 18,71917.011,100
Valparaíso La Ligua 17,0485.183,291
Valparaíso Llay-Llay 16,2156.562,472
Valparaíso Cartagena 15,30214.051,089
Valparaíso Casablanca 14,4377.022,057
Valparaíso Cabildo 11,2874.682,412
Valparaíso Placilla de Peñuelas 10,8116.711,611
Valparaíso La Cruz 10,61114.03756
Valparaíso Olmué 10,37919.07544
Valparaíso El Melón 9,7295.681,713
Valparaíso Nogales 8,9693.842,336
Valparaíso El Quisco 8,93116.02557
Valparaíso Hijuelas 8,1967.811,049
Valparaíso San Esteban 7,5426.811,107
Valparaíso Putaendo 7,2147.68939
Valparaíso Catemu 6,7063.451,944
Valparaíso Santa María 6,4436.101,056
Valparaíso Las Ventanas 5,95712.84464
Valparaíso Algarrobo 5,82711.38512
Valparaíso Rinconada 5,72713.51424
Valparaíso Calle Larga [note 2] 4,9663.821,300
Valparaíso Santo Domingo [note 3] 4,58313.83331
Valparaíso El Tabo [note 3] 3,82312.44307
Flag of the Metropolitan Region, Chile.svg  Santiago Metropolitan Region Puente Alto 492,60363.737,730
Santiago Metropolitan Maipú 463,10354.898,437
Santiago Metropolitan La Florida 365,56339.079,357
Santiago Metropolitan Las Condes 249,89399.172,520
Santiago Metropolitan San Bernardo 237,70851.614,606
Santiago Metropolitan Peñalolén 216,06054.413,971
Santiago Metropolitan Santiago 4,657,00023.208,655
Santiago Metropolitan Pudahuel 192,25817.9210,729
Santiago Metropolitan La Pintana 190,08530.716,190
Santiago Metropolitan El Bosque 175,59414.3112,271
Santiago Metropolitan Ñuñoa 163,51116.869,698
Santiago Metropolitan Cerro Navia 148,31211.0013,483
Santiago Metropolitan Recoleta 148,22015.849,357
Santiago Metropolitan Renca 133,51824.005,563
Santiago Metropolitan Conchalí 133,25611.0412,070
Santiago Metropolitan La Granja 132,52010.0313,212
Santiago Metropolitan Estación Central 130,39414.439,036
Santiago Metropolitan Quilicura 125,99938.723,254
Santiago Metropolitan Providencia 120,87414.348,429
Santiago Metropolitan Pedro Aguirre Cerda 114,5608.9112,857
Santiago Metropolitan Lo Espejo 112,8008.4513,349
Santiago Metropolitan Macul 112,53512.858,758
Santiago Metropolitan Lo Prado 104,3166.5515,926
Santiago Metropolitan Quinta Normal 104,01211.878,763
Santiago Metropolitan San Joaquín 97,6259.899,871
Santiago Metropolitan La Reina 96,76223.734,078
Santiago Metropolitan San Ramón 94,9066.3714,899
Santiago Metropolitan La Cisterna 85,11810.048,478
Santiago Metropolitan Vitacura 81,49928.632,847
Santiago Metropolitan San Miguel 78,8729.718,123
Santiago Metropolitan Huechuraba 74,07021.203,494
Santiago Metropolitan Lo Barnechea 72,27854.831,318
Santiago Metropolitan Cerrillos 71,90616.614,329
Santiago Metropolitan Independencia 65,4797.428,825
Santiago Metropolitan Peñaflor 63,20915.564,062
Santiago Metropolitan Colina 58,76914.464,064
Santiago Metropolitan Melipilla 53,52210.635,035
Santiago Metropolitan Talagante 49,95710.684,678
Santiago Metropolitan Buin 40,09114.612,744
Santiago Metropolitan Padre Hurtado 34,2577.424,617
Santiago Metropolitan El Monte 22,28414.161,574
Santiago Metropolitan Paine 19,6206.013,265
Santiago Metropolitan Curacaví 15,6456.622,363
Santiago Metropolitan Lampa 12,3195.632,188
Santiago Metropolitan Isla de Maipo 12,2959.791,256
Santiago Metropolitan La Islita 6,5701.983,318
Santiago Metropolitan Bajos de San Agustín 6,5112.682,429
Santiago Metropolitan Hospital 5,66417.55323
Santiago Metropolitan Alto Jahuel 5,4151.743,112
Santiago Metropolitan San José de Maipo 5,2813.461,526
Santiago Metropolitan Tiltil 5,1682.402,153
Santiago Metropolitan Pirque [note 3] 4,85512.22397
O'Higgins Rancagua 206,97150.364,110
O'Higgins San Fernando 49,51912.374,003
O'Higgins Rengo 30,8919.283,329
O'Higgins Machalí 23,92016.191,477
O'Higgins Graneros 21,6153.615,988
O'Higgins San Vicente de Tagua Tagua 18,91413.861,365
O'Higgins Santa Cruz 18,6038.262,252
O'Higgins Chimbarongo 13,79511.671,182
O'Higgins Mostazal 12,0373.493,449
O'Higgins Pichilemu 9,0279.70931
O'Higgins Requínoa 8,2402.653,109
O'Higgins Lo Miranda 8,1889.17893
O'Higgins Doñihue 7,4024.321,713
O'Higgins Peumo 7,3925.131,441
O'Higgins Nancagua 6,8462.263,029
O'Higgins Las Cabras 6,1902.772,235
O'Higgins Quinta de Tilcoco 5,8505.011,168
O'Higgins Gultro 5,4723.291,663
O'Higgins Codegua 5,1134.011,275
O'Higgins Palmilla [note 3] 2,0885.43385
Maule Talca 189,50546.044,116
Maule Curicó 93,44720.504,558
Maule Linares 65,13316.164,031
Maule Constitución 33,9148.683,907
Maule Cauquenes 30,77113.402,296
Maule Molina 27,2038.503,200
Maule Parral 26,3977.853,363
Maule San Javier 20,5247.422,766
Maule San Clemente 13,3985.772,322
Maule Teno 6,7293.032,221
Maule Longaví 6,2062.712,290
Maule Villa Alegre 5,4563.961,378
Maule Hualañé 5,1982.641,969
Biobío Concepción 212,00355.953,789
Biobío Talcahuano 161,69250.653,192
Biobío Chillán 146,70133.414,391
Biobío Los Ángeles 117,97227.354,313
Biobío Coronel 91,46924.523,730
Biobío Hualpén 85,92819.484,411
Biobío Chiguayante 81,23833.972,391
Biobío San Pedro de la Paz 80,15949.091,633
Biobío Lota 48,9759.635,086
Biobío Penco 45,36112.013,777
Biobío Tomé 41,19810.443,946
Biobío Curanilahue 30,1265.465,518
Biobío San Carlos 29,3599.063,241
Biobío Mulchén 21,8194.494,859
Biobío Nacimiento 20,88410.881,919
Biobío Lebu 20,8384.924,235
Biobío Cañete 19,8398.992,207
Biobío Chillán Viejo 18,8277.622,471
Biobío Arauco 16,2916.962,341
Biobío La Laja 16,2886.772,406
Biobío Hualqui 13,7247.351,867
Biobío Los Álamos 13,0356.901,889
Biobío Cabrero 11,9473.313,609
Biobío Bulnes 10,6813.093,457
Biobío Coelemu 9,8453.542,781
Biobío Yungay 9,2884.162,233
Biobío Yumbel 8,3022.583,218
Biobío Quirihue 7,9522.233,566
Biobío Quillón 7,2854.151,755
Biobío Coihueco 7,2302.662,718
Biobío Santa Juana 7,0952.353,019
Biobío Santa Bárbara 6,8382.352,910
Biobío Huépil 6,5762.562,569
Biobío Monte Águila 6,0901.913,188
Biobío San Rosendo [note 3] 3,2492.221,464
Araucanía Temuco 227,08646.104,926
Araucanía Angol 43,80114.942,932
Araucanía Padre Las Casas 33,6977.134,726
Araucanía Villarrica 27,4088.133,371
Araucanía Victoria 23,9777.543,180
Araucanía Lautaro 18,8085.803,243
Araucanía Nueva Imperial 14,9803.014,977
Araucanía Collipulli 14,2404.303,312
Araucanía Loncoche 14,1916.542,170
Araucanía Traiguén 14,1404.922,874
Araucanía Pucón 13,7509.531,443
Araucanía Pitrufquén 13,4203.903,441
Araucanía Curacautín 12,4124.582,710
Araucanía Carahue 9,4592.453,861
Araucanía Gorbea 7,8523.072,558
Araucanía Purén 7,6042.762,755
Araucanía Cunco 7,3161.953,752
Araucanía Labranza 5,4422.272,397
Araucanía Freire 5,3881.304,145
Araucanía Renaico 5,3551.673,207
Los Ríos Valdivia 127,75042.393,014
Los Ríos La Unión 25,61510.032,554
Los Ríos Río Bueno 15,0546.942,169
Los Ríos Panguipulli 11,1424.632,406
Los Ríos Paillaco 9,9732.783,587
Los Ríos Los Lagos 9,4795.401,755
Los Ríos Lanco 7,8172.563,054
Los Ríos Mariquina 7,7902.353,315
Los Ríos Futrono 6,6032.372,786
Los Lagos Puerto Montt 153,11839.583,869
Los Lagos Osorno 132,24531.824,156
Los Lagos Castro 29,1487.843,718
Los Lagos Ancud 27,2928.823,094
Los Lagos Puerto Varas 22,0229.262,378
Los Lagos Quellón 13,6563.214,254
Los Lagos Calbuco 12,1654.582,656
Los Lagos Purranque 11,6185.232,221
Los Lagos Llanquihue 11,4473.902,935
Los Lagos Frutillar 9,1184.112,218
Los Lagos Río Negro 6,5833.851,710
Los Lagos Fresia 6,1443.221,908
Los Lagos Los Muermos 5,7073.611,581
Aysén Coyhaique 44,85018.272,455
Aysén Puerto Aysén 16,9367.422,282
Magallanes Punta Arenas 116,00539.032,972
Magallanes Puerto Natales 16,9785.573,048

Largest urban agglomerations

This list includes conurbations, "absorptions" and cities with over 100,000 inhabitants, according to the 2017 census.

Urban EntityRegionPopulation (2017) [2]
1 Greater Santiago Metropolitana de Santiago 6 139 087
2 Greater Valparaíso Valparaíso 935 602
3 Greater Concepción Biobío 719 944
4 Greater La Serena Coquimbo 399 450
5 Antofagasta Antofagasta 348 517
6 Greater Temuco Araucanía 312 503
7 Greater Iquique Tarapacá 293 068
8 Greater Rancagua O'Higgins 290 029
9 Puerto Montt and Puerto Varas conurbation Los Lagos 238 175
10 Greater Talca Maule 236 347
11 Arica Arica y Parinacota 202 131
12 Greater Chillán Ñuble 191 629
13 Calama Antofagasta 157 575
14 Coronel and Lota Biobío 155 329
15 Copiapó Atacama 150 804
16 Valdivia Los Ríos 150 048
17 Greater Quillota Valparaíso 149 159
18 Osorno Los Lagos 147 666
19 Los Ángeles Biobío 143 023
20 Curicó Maule 125 275
21 Punta Arenas Magallanes 123 403
22 San Antonio Valparaíso 118 668

See also

Notes

  1. An "urban entity" is defined by Chile's National Statistics Institute as a concentrated group of dwellings with over 2,000 inhabitants, or between 1,001 and 2,000 inhabitants if 50% or more of its population is economically active, dedicated to secondary and/or tertiary activities. Exceptionally, populated centers dedicated to tourism and recreation with over 250 concentrated dwellings and that do not meet the population requirement are considered urban.
  2. Urban entity with less than 5,001 inhabitants, which is not part of a conurbation, yet still considered a city, possibly to account for census omission.
  3. 1 2 3 4 5 Entity with 5,000 or less inhabitants that is part of a larger city from a neighboring commune.

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Demographics of Chile

Chile's 2017 census reported a population of 17,574,003 people. Its rate of population growth has been decreasing since 1990, due to a declining birth rate. By 2050 the population is expected to reach approximately 20.2 million people. About 85% of the country's population lives in urban areas, with 40% living in Greater Santiago. The largest agglomerations according to the 2002 census are Greater Santiago with 5.6 million people, Greater Concepción with 861,000 and Greater Valparaíso with 824,000.

Laja, Chile City and Commune in Bío Bío, Chile

Laja is a city and commune located in the Bío Bío Province of the Bío Bío Region of Chile. The city of Laja is the communal capital.

Guape is a hamlet located at coast between Caleta Chaihuín and the port of Corral in Valdivia Province, southern Chile.

Carelmapu Place in Llanquihue, Los Lagos

Carelmapu is a port and town at the western end of Chacao Channel, southern Chile. Carelmapu was established by the Spanish in 1602 as San Antonio Ribera de Carelmapu following the Destruction of Seven Cities. In 1643 Carealmapu was sacked and its church vandalized by the Dutch corsair Hendrick Brouwer. On March 6, 1676 Carelmapu received the exhausted survivors of Pascual de Iriarte's expedition to the Strait of Magellan.

Bahía Mansa Place in Osorno, Los Lagos

Bahía Mansa is a settlement and bay located at coast of Osorno Province, southern Chile. It is the main port between Corral Bay and Maullín River and the only port of Osorno Province. The town's economy revolves around tourism and fishing. Bahía Mansa is the namesake of the Bahía Mansa Metamorphic Complex.

Maicolpue or Maicolpué is a settlement and beach located at coast of Osorno Province, southern Chile. Its economy revolves around tourism subsistence farming and logging.

Pucatrihue Place in Osorno, Los Lagos

Pucatrihue is a settlement, beach and balneario located at coast of Osorno Province, southern Chile. Its economy revolves around tourism subsistence farming and logging.

Contaco is a small settlement, beach and balneario at the coast of Osorno Province, southern Chile. It is located south of Pucatrihue at the outflow of Contaco River into the Pacific Ocean.

Barra del Río Bueno or La Barra is a hamlet located at coast of Osorno Province, southern Chile. The hamlet lies at the outflow of Bueno River into the Pacific Ocean.

Puaucho is a hamlet located in the West of Osorno Province, southern Chile. Puaucho is the administrative centre of San Juan de la Costa commune.

Cayurruca is a hamlet located in the commune of Río Bueno in Los Ríos Region, southern Chile.

Choroico is a village located in the commune of La Unión in Los Ríos Region, southern Chile.

Ignao is a village located in the commune of Lago Ranco in Los Ríos Region, southern Chile.

Los Esteros is a village located in the commune of La Unión in Los Ríos Region, southern Chile.

Pargua village in Los Lagos, Chile

Pargua is a village in Calbuco Comuna, in Los Lagos Region of Chile. It is located on the northeast side of the Chacao Channel. Pargua is on Route 5 and a ferry connects the village with the village of Chacao, Ancud Comuna at the northern end of Chiloé Island. There are plans to build the Chacao Channel bridge across the channel to replace the ferry.

Llancacura is a hamlet located at northern shores of Bueno River west of city of La Unión in Ranco Province, southern Chile. It lies upstream of La Barra and downstream of Trumao. Forestry has long been the driving economic activity in the hamlet.

Repollal is group of hamlets in Ascención Island of Guaitecas Archipelago, southern Chile. Repollal consists from north to south of three hamlets; Repollal Alto, Repollal Medio and Repollal Bajo. All the hamlets lie to the west of Melinka which is the only town in the archipelago. In 2002 the population of Repollal Alto was 81, in Repollal Medio it was 7 and in Repollal Bajo 36. Repollal is connected to Melinka by a gravel road. The population of Repollal is made up descendants of settlers from Chiloé Archipelago.

Chacao is a village located at southern shore of Chacao Channel that separates Chiloé Island from the mainland. Chacao was established as a Spanish outpost with the name of San Antonio de Chacao in 1567 during the conquest of Chiloé.

References

  1. Chile: Ciudades, Pueblos, Aldeas y Caseríos 2005, Instituto Nacional de Estadísticas – June 2005.
  2. "Ciudades, Pueblos, Aldeas y Caseríos". Instituto Nacional de Estadísticas. Retrieved 25 April 2019.

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