is an exclusive Chilean
in San Antonio Province
, Valparaíso Region
. It was founded as Rocas de Santo Domingo
(St. Dominic's Rocks).
According to the 2002 census
of the National Statistics Institute
, Santo Domingo spans an area of and has 7,418 inhabitants (3,811 men and 3,607 women). Of these, 4,737 (63.9%) lived in urban areas
and 2,681 (36.1%) in rural areas
. The population grew by 19.3% (1,200 persons) between the 1992 and 2002 censuses.
As a commune, Santo Domingo is a third-level administrative division of Chile
administered by a municipal council
, headed by an alcalde
who is directly elected every four years. The 2008-2012 alcalde is Fernando Rodríguez Larraín.
Within the electoral divisions of Chile
, Santo Domingo is represented in the Chamber of Deputies
by Mrs. María José Hoffmann (UDI
) and Mr. Víctor Torres (PDC
) as part of the 15th electoral district, (together with San Antonio
, El Tabo
, El Quisco
). The commune is represented in the Senate
by Francisco Chahuán Chahuán (RN
) and Ricardo Lagos Weber (PPD
) as part of the 6th senatorial constituency (Valparaíso-Coast).