General Carrera Province
|General Carrera Province
Provincia de General Carrera
Location in the Aysén del General Carlos Ibáñez del Campo Region
|• Governor||Pedro Durán|
|• Total||11,919.5 km2 (4,602.1 sq mi)|
|Population (2012 Census)|
|• Density||0.57/km2 (1.5/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CLT  (UTC-4)|
|• Summer (DST)||CLST  (UTC-3)|
|Area code(s)||56 + 67|
|Website||Government of General Carrera|
As a province, General Carrera is a second-level administrative division, governed by a provincial governor appointed by the president. The province comprises two communes, Río Ibáñez and Chile Chico; each is governed by a municipality, headed by an alcalde.
Geography and demography
According to the 2002 census by the National Statistics Institute (INE), the province spans an area of 11,919.5 km2 (4,602 sq mi) and had a population of 6,921 inhabitants (3,735 men and 3,186 women), giving it a population density of 0.6 /km2 (2 /sq mi). It is the sixth least populated province in the country. Of these, 3,042 (44%) lived in urban areas and 3,879 (56%) in rural areas. Between the 1992 and 2002 censuses, the population grew by 6% (392 persons).
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