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Vitacura commune within Greater Santiago.

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 Úrsula, 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 Córdova.


  • Area: 28.3 km²[1]
  • Population: 80,598 (2009 projection)[1]
  • Average annual household income: US$103,208 (PPP, 2006)[2][3]
  • Population below poverty line: 4.4% (±2.5%) (2006)[4]
  • Regional quality of life index: 86.74, high, 3 out of 52 (2005)
  • Human Development Index: 0.949, 1 out of 341 (2003)[5]


  1. ^ a b Sistema de Información Regional, Ministry of Planning of Chile.
  2. ^ Reporte estadístico comunal: Ñuñoa, Biblioteca del Congreso Nacional de Chile.
  3. ^ Implied PPP conversion rate: World Economic Outlook Database, October 2009, International Monetary Fund.
  4. ^ Poverty in the Santiago Metropolitan Region, Ministry of Planning of Chile.
  5. ^ "Las Trayectorias del Desarrollo Humano en las Comunas de Chile (1994-2003)." UNDP, Gobierno de Chile, Mideplán

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Coordinates: 33°23′S 70°34.5′W / 33.383°S 70.575°W / -33.383; -70.575



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