El Bosque, Chile

El Bosque (Spanish for "the forest") is a commune of Chile located in Santiago Province, Santiago Metropolitan Region. The commune spans an area of 14.1 km2 (5 sq mi).[2]

El Bosque

Map of El Bosque commune in Greater Santiago
El Bosque is located in Chile
El Bosque
El Bosque
Location in Chile
Coordinates (city): 33°34′0″S 70°40′30″W / 33.56667°S 70.67500°W / -33.56667; -70.67500
RegionSantiago Metro.
Founded28 November 1981
 • TypeMunicipality
 • AlcaldeSadi Melo Moya (PS)
 • Total14.1 km2 (5.4 sq mi)
587 m (1,926 ft)
 (2002 Census)[2]
 • Total175,594
 • Density12,000/km2 (32,000/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Rural
 • Men86,435
 • Women89,159
Time zoneUTC-4 (CLT[3])
 • Summer (DST)UTC-3 (CLST[4])
WebsiteMunicipality of El Bosque


According to the 2002 census of the National Statistics Institute, El Bosque spans an area of 14.1 km2 (5 sq mi) and has 175,594 inhabitants (86,435 men and 89,159 women), and the commune is an entirely urban area. The population grew by 1.6% (2,740 persons) between the 1992 and 2002 censuses.[2]

Other statistics


As a commune, El Bosque 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 2012-2016 major is Sadi Melo Moya (PS).[1] The communal council has the following members:

  • Víctor Downey López (PS)
  • Patricia Arriagada Núñez (UDI)
  • Margarita Urra Valerio (PC)
  • Sebastián Vega Umatino (DC)
  • Manuel Zuñiga Aguilar (PS)
  • Luis Morales Ramírez (PPD)
  • Aliro Rojas Reyes (PS)
  • Roberto Larenas Cuellar (RN)

Within the electoral divisions of Chile, El Bosque is represented in the Chamber of Deputies by Tucapel Jiménez (PPD) and Iván Moreira (UDI) as part of the 27th electoral district, (together with La Cisterna and San Ramón). The commune is represented in the Senate by Soledad Alvear Valenzuela (PDC) and Pablo Longueira Montes (UDI) as part of the 8th senatorial constituency (Santiago-East).


The El Bosque airport is a military airport located in the commune.


  1. ^ a b "Municipality of El Bosque" (in Spanish). Retrieved 10 December 2010.
  2. ^ a b c d e "National Statistics Institute" (in Spanish). Retrieved 8 September 2010.
  3. ^ "Chile Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Archived from the original on 11 September 2007. Retrieved 13 September 2010.
  4. ^ "Chile Summer Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Archived from the original on 11 September 2007. Retrieved 13 September 2010.
  5. ^ "The Trajectories of Human Development in the Communes of Chile (1994-2003)" (PDF). Government of Chile, Mideplán (in Spanish). UNDP. Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 July 2011. Retrieved 13 September 2010.

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