Capitán Prat Province

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Capitán Prat Province
Provincia de Capitán Prat
Province
Official seal of Capitán Prat Province
Seal
Location in the Aysén del General Carlos Ibáñez del Campo Region
Location in the Aysén del General Carlos Ibáñez del Campo Region
Location in Chile
Location in Chile
Capitán Prat Province
Location in Chile
Coordinates: 48°00′S 73°25′W / 48.000°S 73.417°W / -48.000; -73.417Coordinates: 48°00′S 73°25′W / 48.000°S 73.417°W / -48.000; -73.417
Country Chile
Region Aisén
Named for Arturo Prat
Capital Cochrane
Communes Cochrane
O'Higgins
Tortel
Government
 • Type Provincial
Area[1]
 • Total 37,043.6 km2 (14,302.6 sq mi)
Population (2012 Census)[1]
 • Total 4,003
 • Density 0.11/km2 (0.28/sq mi)
 • Urban 2,217
 • Rural 1,620
Sex[1]
 • Men 2,154
 • Women 1,683
Time zone CLT [2] (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) CLST [3] (UTC-3)
Area code(s) 56 + 67
Website Government of Capitán Prat

Capitán Prat Province (Spanish: Provincia de Capitán Prat) is one of four provinces in the southern Chilean region of Aisén (XI). Its capital is Cochrane. The province is named after the naval hero Arturo Prat.

Geography and demography[edit]

It is Chile's eighth largest and fourth least populated province as well as the most sparsely populated province in continental Chile. According to the 2002 census by the National Statistics Institute (INE), the province spans an area of 37,043.6 km2 (14,303 sq mi) and had a population of 3,837 inhabitants (2,154 men and 1,683 women), giving it a population density of 0.10 per km2 (0.3 per m2). At that time, 2,217 (57.8%) lived in urban areas and 1,620 (42.2%) in rural areas. Between the 1992 and 2002 censuses, the population grew by 1.5% (56 persons).[1]

Administration[edit]

As a province, Capitán Prat is a second-level administrative division, governed by a provincial governor appointed by the president. The province comprises three communes, each governed by a municipality, headed by an alcalde: Cochrane, O'Higgins and Tortel.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d (Spanish) "Territorial division of Chile" (PDF). National Statistics Institute. 2007. Retrieved 18 March 2011. 
  2. ^ "Chile Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Retrieved 2010-07-28. 
  3. ^ "Chile Summer Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Retrieved 2010-07-28.