Los Andes Province, Chile

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Los Andes Province
Provincia de Los Andes
Province
Official seal of Los Andes Province
Seal
Location in the Valparaíso Region
Location in the Valparaíso Region
Los Andes Province is located in Chile
Los Andes Province
Los Andes Province
Location in Chile
Coordinates: 32°51′S 70°21′W / 32.850°S 70.350°W / -32.850; -70.350Coordinates: 32°51′S 70°21′W / 32.850°S 70.350°W / -32.850; -70.350
Country Chile
Region Valparaíso
Capital Los Andes
Communes
Government[1]
 • Type Provincial
 • Governor Benigno Alehandro Retamal Rodriguez (PPD)
Area[2]
 • Total 3,054.1 km2 (1,179.2 sq mi)
Area rank 2
Population (2012 Census)[2]
 • Total 102,819
 • Rank 6
 • Density 34/km2 (87/sq mi)
 • Urban 74,104
 • Rural 17,579
Sex[2]
 • Men 46,325
 • Women 45,358
Time zone CLT [3] (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) CLST [4] (UTC-3)
Area code(s) 56 + 34
Website Governorate of Los Andes

Los Andes Province (Spanish: Provincia de Los Andes) is one of eight provinces of the central Chilean region of Valparaíso (V). The city of Los Andes is the capital of the province.

Administration[edit]

As a province, Los Andes is a second-level administrative division, governed by a provincial governor who is appointed by the president. Edith Quiroz Ortiz, appointed by president Piñera on April 22, 2010, is the first woman to hold the office of Governor of Los Andes.[1]

Communes[edit]

The province is composed of four communes (Spanish: comunas), each governed by a municipality consisting of an alcalde and municipal council:

Geography and demography[edit]

The province spans a landlocked area of 3,054.1 km2 (1,179 sq mi), the second largest in the Valparaíso Region. According to the 2002 census, Los Andes is the sixth most populous province in the region with a population of 91,683. At that time, there were 74,104 people living in urban areas, 17,579 people living in rural areas, 46,325 men and 45,358 women.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Municipality of Los Andes". Retrieved 28 July 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c d (Spanish) Instituto Nacional de Estadísticas
  3. ^ "Chile Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Retrieved 2010-07-28. 
  4. ^ "Chile Summer Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Retrieved 2010-07-28. 

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