San Clemente, Chile

San Clemente is a city and commune administered by the municipality of San Clemente, located in the Talca Province of Chile's Maule Region.

San Clemente
San Clemente
San Clemente

Location of the San Clemente commune in the Maule Region
Location in Chile
Location in Chile
San Clemente
Location in Chile
Coordinates (city): 35°33′S 71°29′W / 35.550°S 71.483°W / -35.550; -71.483Coordinates: 35°33′S 71°29′W / 35.550°S 71.483°W / -35.550; -71.483
 • TypeMunicipality
 • AlcaldeOscar Galvez Rebolledo (RN)
 • Total4,503.5 km2 (1,738.8 sq mi)
200 m (700 ft)
 (2012 Census)[3]
 • Total39,538
 • Density8.8/km2 (23/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Rural
 • Men18,988
 • Women18,273
Time zoneUTC-4 (CLT[4])
 • Summer (DST)UTC-3 (CLST[5])
Area code56 + 71
WebsiteMunicipality of San Clemente


According to the 2002 census of the National Statistics Institute, San Clemente spans an area of 4,503.5 km2 (1,739 sq mi) and has 37,261 inhabitants (18,988 men and 18,273 women). Of these, 13,398 (36%) lived in urban areas and 23,863 (64%) in rural areas. The population grew by 2.3% (847 persons) between the 1992 and 2002 censuses.[3]


As a commune, San Clemente 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 Oscar Galvez Rebolledo (RN).[1][2]

Within the electoral divisions of Chile, San Clemente is represented in the Chamber of Deputies by Pablo Lorenzini (PDC) and Pedro Pablo Alvarez-Salamanca (UDI) as part of the 38th electoral district, together with Curepto, Constitución, Empedrado, Pencahue, Maule, Pelarco, Río Claro and San Rafael. The commune is represented in the Senate by Juan Antonio Coloma Correa (UDI) and Andrés Zaldívar Larraín (PDC) as part of the 10th senatorial constituency (Maule-North).


  1. ^ a b "Asociación Chilena de Municipalidades" (in Spanish). Retrieved 22 January 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Municipality of San Clemente" (in Spanish). Retrieved 22 January 2011.
  3. ^ a b c d "National Statistics Institute" (in Spanish). Retrieved 29 August 2010.
  4. ^ "Chile Time". Archived from the original on 2007-09-11. Retrieved 2010-08-29.
  5. ^ "Chile Summer Time". Archived from the original on 2007-09-11. Retrieved 2010-08-29.