Vitacura is a commune of Chile located in Santiago Province, Santiago Metropolitan Region. It is one of the most expensive and fashionable areas of Santiago. Inhabitants are primarily high income families.
There is an abundance of first rate private schools in Vitacura and Las Condes, including Saint George's College, Colegio Santa Ursula, Alianza Francesa, Colegio La Maisonette, Colegio Tabancura, Colegio Los Andes, Colegio Sagrados Corazones de Manquehue, Colegio San Benito, Colegio del Verbo Divino and Villa Maria Academy.
The Costanera Norte toll-way connects Vitacura with the international airport and subway stations are located in the neighbor municipality of Las Condes.
Vitacura is see of ECLAC headquarters, home to the Chilean European Southern Observatory (ESO) headquarters, and home to Santiago's most exclusive shopping street, Avenida Alonso de Cordova.
Area: 28.3 km
Population: 80,598 (2009 projection)
Average annual household income: US$103,208
Population below poverty line: 4.4% (2.5%) (2006)
Regional quality of life index: 86.74, high, 3 out of 52 (2005)
Human Development Index: 0.949, 1 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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