Quinta Normal is a commune of Chile located in Santiago Province, Santiago Metropolitan Region. It is named after a large park in the area. According to the 2002 census of the National Statistics Institute, Quinta Normal spans an area of 12.4 km2 (5 sq mi) and has 104,012 inhabitants (50,509 men and 53,503 women), making the commune an entirely urban area. The population fell by 10.6% (12337 persons) between the 1992 and 2002 censuses. As a commune, Quinta Normal 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 Manuel Fernández Araya (PDC).