Quilicura (Spanish: IPA2|kelekuɾa) founded in 1902, is a commune of
Chilelocated in Santiago Province, Santiago Metropolitan Region. It was originally on the outskirts of the city of Santiago, but as urban sprawlhas set in it is now quickly urbanizing from what was recently prime agricultural land. The mayor is Carmen Romo.
The origin of the city's name is from the Mapuche language Mapudungun and comes from the words "kila" meaning three and "kura" meaning stone. The "Three Stones" are three hills which separate the area and formed the border with
Renca. The city's mascot is a yellow bee and its mayor is currently Carmen Romo.
*Area: 57.5 km² [http://sir.mideplan.cl/ Sistema de Información Regional] , Ministry of Planning of Chile.]
*Population: 173,591 (2006 projection)
*Average annual household income: US$21,672 (PPP, 2006)
*Population below poverty line: 6.7% (2006) [ [http://www.mideplan.cl/final/bajar.php?path=casen2006regional&id=CASEN2006-Metropolitana.pdf Poverty in the Santiago Metropolitan Region] , Ministry of Planning of Chile.]
*Regional quality of life index: 72.53, medium, 34 out of 52 (2005)
Human Development Index: 0.782, 19 out of 341 (2003) [" [http://www.desarrollohumano.cl/otraspub/pub12/IDHC%20con%20portada.pdf Las Trayectorias del Desarrollo Humano en las Comunas de Chile (1994-2003)] ." UNDP, "Gobierno de Chile, Mideplán"]
*es icon [http://www.quilicura.cl/ Municipalidad de Quilicura]
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