Provincia Cardenal Caro
Government of Cardenal Caro Province building, on March 12, 2011.
Location of Cardenal Caro Province in the Libertador General Bernardo O'Higgins Region
|Founded||October 3, 1979|
|• Governor||Julio Ibarra Maldonado|
|• Total||3,324.7 km2 (1,283.7 sq mi)|
|Population (2002 Census)|
|• Density||12/km2 (32/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CLT  (UTC-4)|
|• Summer (DST)||CLST  (UTC-3)|
|Area code(s)||56 + 72|
|Website||Government of Cardenal Caro|
On July 13, 1973, President Salvador Allende Gossens decreed the creation of the Cardenal Caro Department. The decreed was published in the Diario Oficial de la República de Chile in August of the same year, making it official. Marchigüe was declared the capital. However, the coup d'état that occurred in September of that year made the decree "dead text".
The province of Cardenal Caro was created on October 3, 1979 by General Augusto Pinochet. The communes of Litueche (formerly El Rosario), La Estrella, Marchihue, Paredones, and Pichilemu, originally from Colchagua Province; and Navidad, originally from San Antonio Province, formed the province.
As a province, Cardenal Caro is a second-level administrative division of Chile, governed by a provincial governor who is appointed by the president. The province is composed by six communes (Spanish: comunas), each of which is governed by a popularly elected alcalde.
|Communes of Cardenal Caro|
Geography and demography
According to the 2002 census by the National Statistics Institute (INE), the province spans an area of 3,324.7 km2 (1,284 sq mi) and had a population of 41,160 inhabitants (22,127 men and 19,033 women), giving it a population density of 12.4 /km2 (32 /sq mi). Between the 1992 and 2002 censuses, the population grew by 11.2% (4,151 persons). persons).
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