Population of Cities in Chile (2018)

1
Over 1 Million
26
100,000 to 1 Million
84
10,000 to 100,000
  • Santiago
  • Puente Alto
  • Antofagasta
  • Vina del Mar
  • Valparaiso
  • Talcahuano
  • San Bernardo
  • Temuco
  • Iquique
  • Concepcion
  • Rancagua
  • La Pintana
  • Talca
  • Arica
  • Coquimbo
  • Puerto Montt
  • La Serena
  • Chillan
  • Calama
  • Osorno
  • Valdivia
  • Quilpue
  • Copiapo
  • Los Angeles
  • Punta Arenas
  • Lo Prado
  • Curico
  • Villa Alemana
  • Coronel
  • San Antonio
  • Chiguayante
  • Ovalle
  • Linares
  • Quillota
  • Penaflor
  • Melipilla
  • San Felipe
  • Los Andes
  • Buin
  • Talagante
  • Lota
  • Hacienda La Calera
  • Tome
  • Penco
  • Coyhaique
  • Vallenar
  • Angol
  • Rengo
  • Constitucion
  • Limache

As one of the most populous countries in the world, Chile has many bustling cities that contribute to the total population. Its largest city, Santiago, has a population of 4.8 million and is on track to surpass the five million milestone in the near future. While this is the only city that has exceeded one million residents, the country has many other cities that contribute to its high population. There are 26 Chilean cities that have at least 100,000 residents, while there are 83 that have a population above 10,000. Chile's cities are spread among 15 regions, which are then divided into 54 additional administrative divisions known as provinces. Each province is headed by a governor, all of whom are apponted by Chile's president.

The country of Chile has developed over the years, and the urban areas have expanded so that now, about 90% of the population reside in the country's cities. The remaining 10% live in urban areas, but given past declines and growth and expansion of cities, this number may continue to fall in the future. Chile's rich history and culture, industrial opportunities, attractions, historic landmarks and natural scenery contributes to national and international migration to the major cities of the country.

Chile has 1 cities with more than a million people, 26 cities with between 100,000 and 1 million people, and 84 cities with between 10,000 and 100,000 people. The largest city in Chile is Santiago, with a population of 4,837,295 people.

Santiago

This capital city is the financial, cultureal and political center of Chile.

4,837,295

Puente Alto

This city is the capital of Cordillera Province.

510,417

Antofagasta

This city has shown steady growth and should hit the half-million milestone in the next decade.

309,832

Vina del Mar

Hotels, resorts and entertaining attractions draw national and international visitors to this city.

294,551

Valparaiso

This city is known for its seaport and as its role as the headquarters of the Chilean National Congress.

282,448

Talcahuano

This city was officially founded in the 1700s as an official port.

252,968

San Bernardo

This city holds annual events tha have earned it the title of Chile's folklore capital.

249,858

Temuco

Temuco is a hub of tourism, trade, agriculture and forestry.

238,129

Iquique

This port city is only one of two free ports in the country.

227,499

Concepcion

Concepcion was founded in 1550 and has since grown to be one of the most important centers of domestic trade.

215,413

Name 2018 Population Location
Santiago4,837,295Map
Puente Alto510,417Map
Antofagasta309,832Map
Vina del Mar294,551Map
Valparaiso282,448Map
Talcahuano252,968Map
San Bernardo249,858Map
Temuco238,129Map
Iquique227,499Map
Concepcion215,413Map
Rancagua212,695Map
La Pintana201,178Map
Talca197,479Map
Arica185,999Map
Coquimbo161,317Map
Puerto Montt160,054Map
La Serena154,521Map
Chillan150,396Map
Calama143,084Map
Osorno135,773Map
Valdivia133,419Map
Quilpue130,263Map
Copiapo129,280Map
Los Angeles125,430Map
Punta Arenas117,430Map
Lo Prado104,316Map
Curico102,438Map
Villa Alemana97,320Map
Coronel92,940Map
San Antonio85,651Map
Chiguayante82,545Map
Ovalle77,138Map
Linares69,535Map
Quillota67,779Map
Penaflor65,495Map
Melipilla63,100Map
San Felipe59,294Map
Los Andes56,859Map
Buin55,441Map
Talagante51,764Map
Lota49,763Map
Hacienda La Calera49,106Map
Tome46,698Map
Penco46,091Map
Coyhaique45,787Map
Vallenar44,895Map
Angol44,856Map
Rengo38,100Map
Constitucion37,917Map
Limache35,876Map
Santa Cruz33,283Map
Paine32,766Map
Villarrica31,602Map
San Carlos31,517Map
Cauquenes31,362Map
Curanilahue30,611Map
Las Animas30,000Map
Castro29,926Map
San Vicente de Tagua Tagua29,560Map
Lampa29,250Map
Molina28,775Map
Ancud28,020Map
Machali27,595Map
Pucon26,953Map
Parral26,904Map
La Union26,298Map
Puerto Varas24,958Map
La Ligua24,857Map
Arauco24,659Map
Victoria24,555Map
Tocopilla24,460Map
Graneros23,301Map
El Monte23,090Map
Illapel22,816Map
San Vicente22,572Map
San Javier22,427Map
Lebu22,345Map
Mulchen22,170Map
Quellon21,823Map
Lautaro21,579Map
Nacimiento21,220Map
Canete20,158Map
Puerto Natales20,000Map
Nueva Imperial18,777Map
Cabrero18,327Map
Diego de Almagro18,137Map
Chicureo Abajo18,000Map
Chimbarongo17,356Map
Frutillar16,939Map
Puerto Aisen16,936Map
Cartagena16,875Map
Llaillay16,646Map
La Laja16,550Map
Collipulli16,392Map
Panguipulli16,312Map
Loncoche15,590Map
Rio Bueno15,456Map
Villa Presidente Frei, Nunoa, Santiago, Chile15,000Map
Traiguen14,481Map
Monte Patria13,945Map
Pitrufquen13,743Map
San Clemente13,656Map
Purranque13,619Map
Vicuna13,496Map
Salamanca13,265Map
Bulnes12,715Map
Chonchi12,572Map
Calbuco12,490Map
Carahue11,875Map
Yumbel11,111Map
Taltal10,018Map
Vilcun9,241Map
Rauco8,566Map
Freire7,813Map
Coihueco7,346Map
Teno6,858Map
Longavi6,325Map