Santo Domingo, Chile

Santo Domingo
—  City and Commune  —
Map of the Santo Domingo commune in Valparaíso Region
[[Image:|175px|Location in Chile]]
Location in Chile
Coordinates (city): 33°38′09″S 71°37′41″W / °S °W / -33.63583; -71.62806
Country Chile
Region Valparaíso
Province San Antonio Province
Rocas de Santo Domingo
 - Type Municipality
 - Alcalde Fernando Rodríguez Larraín
 - Total  dunams (536.1 km2 / 
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 sq mi)
Population (2002 Census)[2]
 - Total 7418
 - Urban density
 - Rural density
 - Metro density
 - Urban 4737
 - Urban Density
 - Rural 2681
 - Rural Density
 - Men 3,811
 - Women 3,607
Time zone CLT [3] (UTC-4)
 - Summer (DST) CLST [4] (UTC-3)
Website Municipality of Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo (SAHN-toh DOH-mean-GOH) is an exclusive Chilean coastal city and commune in San Antonio Province, Valparaíso Region. It was founded as Rocas de Santo Domingo meaning St. Dominic's Rocks.



According to the 2002 census of the National Statistics Institute, Santo Domingo spans an area of and has 7,418 inhabitants (3,811 men and 3,607 women). Of these, 4,737 (63.9%) lived in urban areas and 2,681 (36.1%) in rural areas. The population grew by 19.3% (1,200 persons) between the 1992 and 2002 censuses.[2]


As a commune, Santo Domingo 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 Fernando Rodríguez Larraín.[1]

The regional intendant, appointed by the president, is Raúl Celis Montt.[5]

Within the electoral divisions of Chile, Santo Domingo is represented in the Chamber of Deputies by Mrs. María José Hoffmann (UDI) and Mr. Víctor Torres (PDC) as part of the 15th electoral district, (together with San Antonio, Cartagena, El Tabo, El Quisco, Algarrobo and Casablanca). The commune is represented in the Senate by Francisco Chahuán Chahuán (RN) and Ricardo Lagos Weber (PPD) as part of the 6th senatorial constituency (Valparaíso-Coast).

See also


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