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San Joaquín


San Joaquín

San Joaquín
City and Commune
Coat of arms
Coat of arms
Map of the San Joaquín commune within Greater Santiago
Map of the San Joaquín commune within Greater Santiago
Location in Chile
Location in Chile
San Joaquín
Location in Chile
Coordinates (alcalde's office):
Country Chile
Region Santiago Metro.
Province Santiago
Founded 1981
 • Type Municipality
 • Alcalde Sergio Echeverría García (PPD)
 • Total 9.7 km2 (3.7 sq mi)
Population (2002 Census)[3]
 • Total 97,625
 • Density 10,000/km2 (26,000/sq mi)
 • Urban 97,625
 • Rural 0
 • Men 46,708
 • Women 50,917
Time zone CLT [4] (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) CLST [5] (UTC-3)
Area code(s) 56 +
Website Municipality of San Joaquín

San Joaquín (Spanish for "Saint Joachim") is a commune of Chile located in Santiago Province, Santiago Metropolitan Region.

The alcalde's office and municipal building is located at Ave. Santa Rosa Nº 2606 .[6]


According to the 2002 census of the National Statistics Institute, San Joaquín spans an area of 9.7 km2 (4 sq mi) and has 97,625 inhabitants (46,708 men and 50,917 women), making the commune an entirely urban area. The population fell by 14.4% (16,392 persons) between the 1992 and 2002 censuses.[3] Its 2006 projected population was 87,035.[7]


  • Average annual household income: US$19,089 (PPP, 2006)[7]
  • Population below poverty line: 7.4% (2006)[8]
  • Regional quality of life index: 76.84, mid-high, 20 out of 52 (2005)
  • Human Development Index: 0.719, 92 out of 341 (2003)[9]


As a commune, San Joaquín 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 Sergio Echeverría García (PPD).[1][2]

Within the electoral divisions of Chile, San Joaquín is represented in the Chamber of Deputies by Felipe Salaberry (UDI) and Ximena Vidal (PPD) as part of the 25th electoral district, (together with Macul and La Granja). The commune is represented in the Senate by Soledad Alvear (PDC) and Pablo Longueira (UDI) as part of the 8th senatorial constituency (Santiago-East).


External links

  • (Spanish) Municipality of San Joaquín
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