Iquique Province

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Iquique
Provincia de Iquique
Province
Official seal of Iquique
Seal
Location in the Tarapacá Region
Location in the Tarapacá Region
Location in Chile
Location in Chile
Iquique
Location in Chile
Coordinates: 20°12′50″S 70°9′9″W / 20.21389°S 70.15250°W / -20.21389; -70.15250Coordinates: 20°12′50″S 70°9′9″W / 20.21389°S 70.15250°W / -20.21389; -70.15250
Country Chile
Region Tarapacá
Capital Iquique
Communes Iquique
Alto Hospicio
Government[1]
 • Governor Felipe Rojas Andrade
Area[2]
 • Total 2,835.3 km2 (1,094.7 sq mi)
Area rank 2
Population (2012 census)[2]
 • Total 275,042
 • Rank 1
 • Density 97/km2 (250/sq mi)
 • Urban 214,586
 • Rural 1,833
Sex[2]
 • Men 108,897
 • Women 107,522
Time zone CLT [3] (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) CLST [4] (UTC-3)
Area code(s) 56 + 57

Iquique Province (Spanish: Provincia de Iquique) is one of two provinces in the northern Chilean region of Tarapacá (I). Its capital is the port city of Iquique.

History[edit]

Until October 2007, the Province of Iquique was composed of 7 communes: Alto Hospicio, Camina, Colchane, Huara, Iquique, Pica and Pozo Almonte, but since then, with the creation of the Region of Arica and Parinacota, much of the province, specifically the municipalities of Huara, Camina, Colchane, Pozo Salmonte and Pica, pass shape administratively Tamarugal Province, leaving Iquique Province consists of two communes. DUm

Geography and demography[edit]

According to the 2012 census by the National Statistics Institute (INE), the province spans an area of 2,835.3 km2 (1,095 sq mi) and had a population of 275,042 inhabitants, giving it a population density of 76.3 /km2 (198 /sq mi). Between the 1992 and 2002 censuses, the population grew by 30.8% (50,959 persons).[2]

Administration[edit]

As a province, Iquique is a second-level administrative division of Chile, which is further divided into two communes (comunas): the capital Iquique and its suburb Alto Hospicio. The province is administered by a presidentially appointed governor. Felipe Rojas Andrade was appointed by president Sebastián Piñera.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b (Spanish) "Gobierno de Chile: Gobernadores". Government of Chile. Retrieved 18 March 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d (Spanish) "Territorial division of Chile" (PDF). National Statistics Institute. 2007. Retrieved 18 March 2011. 
  3. ^ "Chile Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Retrieved 26 September 2010. 
  4. ^ "Chile Summer Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Retrieved 26 September 2010.