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Quinta Normal


Quinta Normal

Quinta Normal
City and Commune
Coat of arms
Coat of arms
Map of Quinta Normal commune within Greater Santiago
Map of Quinta Normal commune within Greater Santiago
Location in Chile
Location in Chile
Quinta Normal
Location in Chile
Coordinates (city):
Country Chile
Region Santiago Metro.
Province Santiago
Government[1] [2]
 • Type Municipality
 • Alcalde Carmen Gloria Fernández Valenzuela (PDC)
 • Total 13 km2 (5 sq mi)
Population (2002 Census)[3]
 • Total 104,012
 • Density 8,000/km2 (21,000/sq mi)
 • Urban 104,012
 • Rural 0
 • Men 50,509
 • Women 53,503
Time zone CLT [4] (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) CLST [5] (UTC-3)
Area code(s) 56 +
Website Municipality of Quinta Normal

Quinta Normal is a commune of Chile located in Santiago Province, Santiago Metropolitan Region. It is named after a large park in the area.


  • Demographics 1
    • Stats 1.1
  • Administration 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


According to the 2002 census of the National Statistics Institute, Quinta Normal spans an area of 13 km2 (5 sq mi) and has 104,012 inhabitants (50,509 men and 53,503 women), making the commune an entirely urban area. The population fell by 10.6% (12337 persons) between the 1992 and 2002 censuses.[3]


  • Population: 95,597 (2006 projection)[6]
  • Average annual household income: US$17,919 (PPP, 2006)[6]
  • Population below poverty line: 10.8% (2006)[7]
  • Regional quality of life index: 77.01, mid-high, 19 out of 52 (2005)
  • Human Development Index: 0.723, 87 out of 341 (2003)[8]


As a commune, Quinta Normal 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 Manuel Fernández Araya (PDC).[1][2]

Within the electoral divisions of Chile, Quinta Normal is represented in the Chamber of Deputies by Nicolás Monckeberg (RN) and Cristina Girardi (PPD) as part of the 18th electoral district, (together with Cerro Navia and Lo Prado). The commune is represented in the Senate by Guido Girardi Lavín (PPD) and Jovino Novoa Vásquez (UDI) as part of the 7th senatorial constituency (Santiago-West).


  1. ^ a b "Asociación Chilena de Municipalidades" (in Español). Retrieved 27 January 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Municipality of Quinta Normal" (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 Sistema de Información Regional, Ministry of Planning of Chile.
  7. ^ "Poverty in the Santiago Metropolitan Region" (PDF). Ministry of Planning of Chile (in Español). Archived from the original on August 24, 2007. 
  8. ^ "Las Trayectorias del Desarrollo Humano en las Comunas de Chile (1994-2003)." UNDP, Gobierno de Chile, Mideplán

External links

Media related to at Wikimedia Commons

  • (Spanish) — Municipality of Quinta Normal
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