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Palmilla is a Chilean city and commune in Colchagua Province, O'Higgins Region.

Map of Palmilla commune in O'Higgins Region
Map of Palmilla commune in O'Higgins Region
Location in Chile
Location in Chile
Location in Chile
Coordinates (city): 34°36′15″S 71°21′30″W / 34.60417°S 71.35833°W / -34.60417; -71.35833Coordinates: 34°36′15″S 71°21′30″W / 34.60417°S 71.35833°W / -34.60417; -71.35833
CountryChile Chile
RegionO'Higgins Region O'Higgins
ProvinceColchagua Province Colchagua
 • TypeMunicipality
 • AlcaldeNelson Cabrera
 • Total237.3 km2 (91.6 sq mi)
153 m (502 ft)
 (2012 Census)[2]
 • Total11,844
 • Density50/km2 (130/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Rural
 • Men5,825
 • Women5,375
Time zoneUTC-4 (CLT [3])
 • Summer (DST)UTC-3 (CLST [4])
Area code(s)(+56) 72
WebsiteMunicipality of Palmilla


According to the 2002 census of the National Statistics Institute, the commune of Palmilla spans an area of 237.3 km2 (92 sq mi) and has 11,200 inhabitants (5,825 men and 5,375 women). Of these, 2,088 (18.6%) lived in urban areas and 9,112 (81.4%) in rural areas. The population grew by 3.1% (336 persons) between the 1992 and 2002 censuses.[2]

The urban area of Pamilla forms a conurbation with the city of Santa Cruz, to the south, totaling 20,691 inhabitants.


As a commune, Palmilla is a third-level administrative division of Chile administered by a municipal council, headed by an alcalde who is directly elected every four years.

Within the electoral divisions of Chile, Palmilla is represented in the Chamber of Deputies by Mr. Ramón Barros (UDI) and Mr. Juan Carlos Latorre (PDC) as part of the 35th electoral district (together with Placilla, Nancagua, Chépica, Santa Cruz, Lolol, Pumanque, Peralillo, Navidad, Litueche, La Estrella, Pichilemu, Marchihue and Paredones). The commune is represented in the Senate by Andrés Chadwick Piñera (UDI) and Juan Pablo Letelier Morel (PS) as part of the 9th senatorial constituency (O'Higgins Region).


  1. ^ "Municipality of Palmilla" (in Spanish). Retrieved 13 December 2010.
  2. ^ a b c d "National Statistics Institute" (in Spanish). Retrieved 3 December 2010.
  3. ^ "Chile Time". Archived from the original on 2007-09-11. Retrieved 2010-07-28.
  4. ^ "Chile Summer Time". Archived from the original on 2007-09-11. Retrieved 2010-07-28.

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