It’s a residential neighborhood built haphazardly on the steep slopes of the city’s western mountains. The typical slope is 20 percent, with some neighborhoods on pitches as steep as 60 percent.
According to 2013 government statistics, Doce de Octubre is home to a little over 191,000 people, 45 percent of whom are ages 15 to 44. It is also the comuna with the highest population density in the city.
The majority of residents fall into strata 2 (on a scale of 1 to 6), making it one of the poorer comunas as well.
Points of Interest
As it is a primarily residential neighborhood at the periphery of the city, there are few points of interest nor reasons for foreigners to visit.
Ecoparque Mirador del Cerro El Piacacho is the name of an ecopark and scenic viewpoint.
In 2013, the homicide rate of Doce de Octubre was slightly less than the city average, but it is still considered a highly dangerous part of the city, and one that we suggest should be avoided.