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City and Commune
Coat of arms
Coat of arms
Map of Requínoa commune in the O'Higgins Region
Map of Requínoa commune in the O'Higgins Region
Requínoa is located in Chile
Location in Chile
Coordinates (city): 34°16′43″S 70°48′42″W / 34.27861°S 70.81167°W / -34.27861; -70.81167Coordinates: 34°16′43″S 70°48′42″W / 34.27861°S 70.81167°W / -34.27861; -70.81167
Country Chile
Region O'Higgins Region
Province Cachapoal Province
 • Type Municipality
 • Alcalde Antonio Silva Vargas (Ind.)
 • Total 673.3 km2 (260.0 sq mi)
Elevation 416 m (1,365 ft)
Population (2012 Census)[3]
 • Total 26,089
 • Density 39/km2 (100/sq mi)
 • Urban 2002 11,167
 • Rural 2002 10,994
Sex 2002[2]
 • Men 11,378
 • Women 10,783
Time zone UTC-4 (CLT [4])
 • Summer (DST) UTC-3 (CLST [5])
Area code(s) 56 + 72
Website Municipality of Requínoa

Requínoa (Spanish pronunciation: [reˈkinoa]) is a Chilean commune and city in Cachapoal Province, O'Higgins Region.


According to the 2002 census of the National Statistics Institute, Requínoa spans an area of 673.3 km2 (260 sq mi) and had 22,161 inhabitants (11,378 men and 10,783 women). Of these, 11,167 (50.4%) lived in urban areas and 10,994 (49.6%) in rural areas. The population grew by 14% (2,729 persons) between the 1992 and 2002 censuses.[2] The 2012 census reported 26,089 inhabitants, an increase of 17.7% from 2002 to 2012.[3]


As a commune, Requínoa 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 Antonio Silva Vargas (Ind.). The council has the following members:[1]

  • Daniel Elías Martínez Higueras (PS)
  • María Eliana Berríos Bustos (ILE)
  • Rolando Andrés Guajardo Arévalo (ILC)
  • Hugo Alejandro Núñez Guerrero (UDI)
  • Sergio Cabezas Díaz (RN)
  • Francisco Odeón Caro Godoy (Ind.)

Within the electoral divisions of Chile, Requínoa is represented in the Chamber of Deputies by Mr. Eugenio Bauer (UDI) and Mr. Ricardo Rincón (PDC) as part of the 33rd electoral district, (together with Mostazal, Graneros, Codegua, Machalí, Rengo, Olivar, Doñihue, Coinco, Coltauco, Quinta de Tilcoco and Malloa). 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. ^ a b "Municipality of Requínoa" (in Spanish). Retrieved 10 November 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c "National Statistics Institute" (in Spanish). Retrieved 10 November 2010. 
  3. ^ a b Codigo 6116, Requínoa, Comisión Externa Revisora del Censo 2012 (August 2013). "Anexo 1. Población Reportada a Nivel Comunal" (PDF). Al Informe Final: Anexos (in Spanish). National Statistics Institute (INE). p. 41. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 December 2014. 
  4. ^ "Chile Time". Archived from the original on 13 July 2010. Retrieved 26 September 2010. 
  5. ^ "Chile Summer Time". Archived from the original on 11 September 2007. Retrieved 26 September 2010.