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La Reina

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Country  Chile
Time zone  CLT (UTC-4)
Area code  56
Province  Santiago
Region  Santiago Metro.
Area  23.4 km²
Local time  Friday 6:10 AM
La Reina
Website  Municipality of La Reina
Weather  13°C, Wind NE at 6 km/h, 34% Humidity
Points of interest  Padre Hurtado Park, Parque Intercomunal de La Rei, Corp Parque Por La Paz Vi, Lacrim, Casa Museo Michoacá

La Reina (Spanish: "The Queen") is a commune of Chile located in Santiago Province, Santiago Metropolitan Region. It was originally the Larraín family ranch; the corruption of the Larraín surname gives the area its unusual name. It was created in 1963 from an eastern portion of the Ñuñoa commune.


Map of La Reina, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile

La Reina is a leafy, residential commune, inhabited by mostly mid to upper-mid income families, with certain areas inhabited by mid-low (Villa La Reina) and high-income (La Reina Alta, towards the east) groups. It consistently ranks in the top five communes with the best quality of life in the Metropolitan Region. A small airport —Aerodrómo Eulogio Sánchez Errázuriz (better known as Tobalaba)— is located on the southern part. The military recently opened its new hospital complex along the commune's main avenue Avenida Larraín.


According to the 2002 census of the National Statistics Institute, La Reina spans an area of 23.4 km2 (9 sq mi) and has 96,762 inhabitants (44,293 men and 52,469 women), making the commune an entirely urban area. The population grew by 4.7% (4,352 persons) between the 1992 and 2002 censuses. The 2006 projected population was 96,551.


  • Average annual household income: US$42,248 (PPP, 2006)
  • Population below poverty line: 7.8% (2006)
  • Regional quality of life index: 86.23, high, 4 out of 52 (2005)
  • Human Development Index: 0.883, 5 out of 341 (2003)
  • Notable residents

  • Michelle Bachelet, current President of Chile
  • Fernando Castillo Velasco, architect, former mayor of La Reina and former governor of the Santiago Metropolitan Region
  • Amanda de Negri Quintana, lawyer and former political prisoner under Pinochet's regime
  • Mónica Echeverría Yáñez, writer
  • Fernando González, retired tennis player
  • Erich Honecker, former president of East Germany
  • Margot Honecker, former Education Minister of East Germany, wife of Erich Honecker
  • Ricardo Lagos, former President of Chile
  • Nicanor Parra, poet
  • Administration

    As a commune, La Reina 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 2016-2020 mayor is José Manuel Palacios Parra (UDI). The communal council has the following members:

  • Pamela Gallegos Mengoni (UDI)
  • Manuel José Covarrubias Cerda (UDI)
  • María Olivia Gazmuri Schleyer (RN)
  • Rodolfo del Real Mihovilovic (RN)
  • María Catalina Rubio Salinas (RD)
  • Álvaro Andrés Delgado Martínez (PDC)
  • Sara Campos Sallato (PDC)
  • Adriana Muñoz Barrientos (PPD)
  • La Reina is represented in the Chamber of Deputies by Jaime Pilowsky (PDC) and José Antonio Kast (UDI) as part of the 24th electoral district (together with Peñalolén). The commune is represented in the Senate by Carlos Montes (PS) and Manuel José Ossandón (RN) as part of the 8th senatorial constituency (Santiago-East).


    La Reina Wikipedia

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