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La Reina

La Reina is a commune of Chile located in Santiago Province, Santiago Metropolitan Region. It was created in 1963 from an eastern portion of the Nunoa commune. It consistently ranks in the top five communes with the best quality of life in the Metropolitan Region.

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 groups. A small airport Aerodromo Eulogio Sanchez Errazuriz (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 Larrain.


Area: 23.4 km

Population: 96,551 (2009 projection)

Average annual household income: US$42,248

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)" Las Trayectorias del Desarrollo Humano en las Comunas de Chile (1994-2003)." UNDP, Gobierno de Chile, Mideplan

Notable residents

Fernando Gonzalez

Fernando Castillo Velasco

Erich Honecker

Nicanor Parra

See also

The Grange School, Santiago - school located in the district

External links

Municipality homepage

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