El Bosque is a commune of Chile located in Santiago Province, Santiago Metropolitan Region. The commune spans an area of 14.1 km2 (5 sq mi). According to the 2002 census of the National Statistics Institute, El Bosque spans an area of 14.1 km2 (5 sq mi) and has 175,594 inhabitants (86,435 men and 89,159 women), making the commune an entirely urban area. The population grew by 1.6% (2,740 persons) between the 1992 and 2002 censuses.
As a commune, El Bosque 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 Sadi Melo Moya. Within the electoral divisions of Chile, El Bosque is represented in the Chamber of Deputies by Mr. Tucapel Jimenez (PPD) and Mr. Iván Moreira (UDI) as part of the 27th electoral district, (together with La Cisterna and San Ramon).