Maipu is a census-designated city and commune of Chile located in Santiago Province, Santiago Metropolitan Region, integrated into the Greater Santiago conurbation. It was founded on February 16, 1821 and it is the place of the Battle of Maipu , where Chile's independence was consolidated. Inhabitants are mostly part of a young middle class.
According to the 2002 census, Maipu was the second largest commune in Chile, behind Puente Alto. However, the National Statistics Institute estimates that as of 2006, Maipu has surpassed the latter in population.
Area: 133 km
Population: 663,276 (2006 projection)
Average annual household income: US$25,664
Population below poverty line: 9.1% (2006)
Regional quality of life index: 76.67, mid-high, 21 out of 52 (2005)
Human Development Index: 0.782, 20 out of 341 (2003)" Las Trayectorias del Desarrollo Humano en las Comunas de Chile (1994-2003)." UNDP, Gobierno de Chile, Mideplan
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