Tocopilla Province

Tocopilla Province (Spanish: Provincia de Tocopilla) is one of the three provinces in the northern Chilean region of Antofagasta (II). Its capital is the city of Tocopilla.

Tocopilla Province

Provincia de Tocopilla

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Location in the Antofagasta Region
Tocopilla Province
Location in Chile
Coordinates: 21°55′S 69°48′W
Country Chile
Region Antofagasta
CapitalTocopilla
CommunesTocopilla
María Elena
Government
  TypeProvincial
  GovernorGiovanna Rossi Bizjak
Area
  Total16,236.0 km2 (6,268.8 sq mi)
Population
 (2012 Census)[2]
  Total28,840
  Density1.8/km2 (4.6/sq mi)
  Urban
30,764
  Rural
752
Sex
  Men16,348
  Women15,168
Time zoneUTC-4 (CLT [3])
  Summer (DST)UTC-3 (CLST [4])
Area code(s)56 + 55
WebsiteGovernorate of Tocopilla

Geography and demography

According to the 2012 census by the National Statistics Institute (INE), the province spans an area of 16,236.0 km2 (6,269 sq mi)[2] and had a population of 28,840 inhabitants, giving it a population density of 1.9/km2 (5/sq mi). Between the 1992 and 2002 censuses, the population fell by 18.4% (7,129 persons).[2]

Administration

As a province, Tocopilla is a second-level administrative division of Chile, which is further divided into two communes (comunas). The province is administered by a presidentially appointed governor. Giovanna Rossi Bizjak was appointed by president Sebastián Piñera.[1]

Communes

References

  1. "Gobierno de Chile: Gobernadores". Government of Chile (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 7 July 2011. Retrieved 18 March 2011.
  2. "Territorial division of Chile" (PDF) (in Spanish). National Statistics Institute. 2007. Retrieved 18 March 2011.
  3. "Chile Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Archived from the original on 2007-09-11. Retrieved 2010-07-28.
  4. "Chile Summer Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Archived from the original on 2007-09-11. Retrieved 2010-07-28.
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