El Loa

El Loa Province (Spanish: Provincia El Loa) is one of three provinces of the northern Chilean region of Antofagasta (II). It is named after the longest of rivers in Chile, the Loa River. The provincial capital is Calama.

El Loa Province

Provincia El Loa

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Location in the Antofagasta Region
El Loa Province
Location in Chile
Coordinates: 22°50′S 68°07′W
Country Chile
Region Antofagasta
CapitalCalama
CommunesCalama
Ollagüe
San Pedro de Atacama
Government
  TypeProvincial
  GovernorMaría Bernarda Jopia Contreras (RN)
Area
  Total41,999.6 km2 (16,216.1 sq mi)
Population
 (2012 Census)[1]
  Total142,686
  Density3.4/km2 (8.8/sq mi)
  Urban
138,538
  Rural
5,151
Sex
  Men73,970
  Women69,719
Time zoneUTC-4 (CLT [2])
  Summer (DST)UTC-3 (CLST [3])
Area code(s)56 + 55
Websitewww.gobernacionloa.gov.cl

Geography and demography

According to the 2012 census by the National Statistics Institute (INE), the province spans an area of 41,999.6 km2 (16,216 sq mi)[1] and had a population of 142,686 inhabitants, giving it a population density of 3.4/km2 (9/sq mi). It is the sixth largest province in the country. Between the 1992 and 2002 censuses, the population grew by 14.9% (18,610 persons).[1]

Communes

References

  1. "Territorial division of Chile" (PDF) (in Spanish). National Statistics Institute. 2007. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 November 2010. Retrieved 18 March 2011.
  2. "Chile Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Archived from the original on 2007-09-11. Retrieved 2010-07-28.
  3. "Chile Summer Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Archived from the original on 2007-09-11. Retrieved 2010-07-28.
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