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La Pintana

La Pintana
City and Commune
Coat of arms
Coat of arms
Map of La Pintana commune within Greater Santiago
Map of La Pintana commune within Greater Santiago
Location in Chile
Location in Chile
La Pintana
Location in Chile
Country Chile
 • Type Municipality
 • Alcalde Jaime Pavez Moreno (PPD)
 • Total 30.6 km2 (11.8 sq mi)
Population (2002 Census)[3]
 • Total 190,085
 • Density 6,200/km2 (16,000/sq mi)
 • Urban 190,085
 • Rural 0
 • Men 94,963
 • Women 95,122
Time zone CLT [4] (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) CLST [5] (UTC-3)
Area code(s) 56 +
Website Municipality of La Pintana

La Pintana is a commune of Chile located in Santiago Province, Santiago Metropolitan Region. La Pintana is home to Antumapu, the agricultural and veterinary sciences campus of University of Chile Chile's oldest university.


According to the 2002 census of the National Statistics Institute, La Pintana spans an area of 30.6 km2 (12 sq mi) and has 190,085 inhabitants (94,963 men and 95,122 women), making the commune an entirely urban area. The population grew by 12.1% (20,445 persons) between the 1992 and 2002 censuses.[3] The 2006 projected population was 201,183.[6]


  • Average annual household income: US$13,576 (PPP, 2006)[6]
  • Population below poverty line: 17.2% (2006)[7]
  • Regional quality of life index: 73.29, medium, 30 out of 52 (2005)
  • Human Development Index: 0.679, 171 out of 341 (2003)[8]


As a commune, La Pintana 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 Jaime Pavez Moreno (PPD).[1][2]

Within the electoral divisions of Chile, La Pintana is represented in the Chamber of Deputies by Osvaldo Andrade (PS) and Leopoldo Pérez (RN) as part of the 29th electoral district, (together with Puente Alto, Pirque and San José de Maipo). The commune is represented in the Senate by Soledad Alvear (PDC) and Pablo Longueira (UDI) as part of the 8th senatorial constituency (Santiago-East).


  1. ^ a b "Municipality of La Pintana" (in Español). Retrieved 27 January 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Asociación Chilena de Municipalidades" (in Español). Retrieved 27 January 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c d "National Statistics Institute" (in Español). Retrieved 13 December 2010. 
  4. ^ "Chile Time". Retrieved 26 September 2010. 
  5. ^ "Chile Summer Time". Retrieved 26 September 2010. 
  6. ^ a b "System of Regional Information". Ministry of Planning of Chile (in Español). Retrieved 13 September 2010. 
  7. ^ "Poverty in the Santiago Metropolitan Region" (PDF). Ministry of Planning of Chile (in Español). Archived from the original on August 24, 2007. 
  8. ^ "The Trajectories of Human Development in the Communes of Chile (1994-2003)". Government of Chile, Mideplán (in Español).  

External links

  • (Spanish) Municipality of La Pintana
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