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Diego de Almagro (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈdjeɣo ðe alˈmaɣɾo]) is a Chilean city and commune in Chañaral Province, Atacama Region. The commune has an area of 18,663.8 km2 (7,206 sq mi).[2] The area is named after Diego de Almagro.

Diego de Almagro
Coat of arms of Diego de Almagro
Coat of arms
Map of Diego de Almagro commune in Atacama Region
Map of Diego de Almagro commune in Atacama Region
Diego de Almagro is located in Chile
Diego de Almagro
Diego de Almagro
Location in Chile
Coordinates: 26°23′28″S 70°02′45″W / 26.39111°S 70.04583°W / -26.39111; -70.04583Coordinates: 26°23′28″S 70°02′45″W / 26.39111°S 70.04583°W / -26.39111; -70.04583
Country Chile
Region Atacama
Named forDiego de Almagro
 • TypeMunicipality
 • AlcaldeIsaias Zavala Torres
 • Total18,663.8 km2 (7,206.1 sq mi)
787 m (2,582 ft)
 (2012 Census)[2]
 • Total15,731
 • Density0.84/km2 (2.2/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Rural
 • Men10,031
 • Women8,558
Time zoneUTC−4 (CLT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−3 (CLST)
Area code(s)56 + 52
WebsiteMunicipality of Diego de Almagro


According to the 2002 census of the National Statistics Institute, Diego de Almagro had 18,589 inhabitants (10,031 men and 8,558 women). Of these, 17,674 (95.1%) lived in urban areas and 915 (4.9%) in rural areas. The population fell by 32.4-32.4% (8926 persons) between the 1992 and 2002 censuses.[2]


As a commune, Diego de Almagro 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 Isaias Zavala Torres. The council has the following members:[1]

  • Egidio Masias Herrera
  • Maria Torrejon Rojas
  • Yerko Guerra Rivera
  • Hector Zamora Garcia
  • Eliecer Gaytan Pizarro
  • Mario Araya Rojas

Within the electoral divisions of Chile, Diego de Almagro is represented in the Chamber of Deputies by Lautaro Carmona (PC) and Carlos Vilches (UDI) as part of the 5th electoral district, (together with Chañaral and Copiapó). The commune is represented in the Senate by Isabel Allende Bussi (PS) and Baldo Prokurica Prokurica (RN) as part of the 3rd senatorial constituency (Atacama Region).


  1. ^ a b "Municipality of Diego de Almagro" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 7 July 2011. Retrieved 4 November 2010.
  2. ^ a b c d e "National Statistics Institute" (in Spanish). Retrieved 3 November 2010.