Population of Cities in Chile (2021)
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.