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Pudahuel commune within Greater Santiago.

Pudahuel (Mapudungun "place of pools/water" or "place where seagulls gather") is a commune of Chile located in Santiago Province, Santiago Metropolitan Region. Santiago's international airport Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez is located there.


  • Area: 197.4 km²[1]
  • Population: 237,863 (2006 projection)[1]
  • Average annual household income: US$19,766 (PPP, 2006)[1]
  • Population below poverty line: 7.1% (2006)[2]
  • Regional quality of life index: 71.61, mid-low, 39 out of 52 (2005)
  • Human Development Index: 0.735, 59 out of 341 (2003)[3]


  1. ^ a b c Sistema de Información Regional, Ministry of Planning of Chile.
  2. ^ Poverty in the Santiago Metropolitan Region, Ministry of Planning of Chile.
  3. ^ "Las Trayectorias del Desarrollo Humano en las Comunas de Chile (1994-2003)." UNDP, Gobierno de Chile, Mideplán

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Coordinates: 33°26.5′S 70°46′W / 33.4417°S 70.767°W / -33.4417; -70.767

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