Quillota Province

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Quillota Province
Provincia de Quillota
Province
Official seal of Quillota Province
Seal
Location in the Valparaíso Region
Location in the Valparaíso Region
Quillota Province is located in Chile
Quillota Province
Quillota Province
Location in Chile
Coordinates: 32°52′S 71°14′W / 32.867°S 71.233°W / -32.867; -71.233Coordinates: 32°52′S 71°14′W / 32.867°S 71.233°W / -32.867; -71.233
Country Chile
Region Valparaíso
Capital Quillota
Communes
Government
 • Type Provincial
 • Governor Jorge Genaro Ebner Paredes (UDI)
Area[1]
 • Total 1,113.1 km2 (429.8 sq mi)
Area rank 7
Population (2012 Census)[1]
 • Total 190,525
 • Rank 3
 • Density 170/km2 (440/sq mi)
 • Urban 151,366
 • Rural 24,551
Sex[1]
 • Men 86,620
 • Women 89,297
Time zone CLT [2] (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) CLST [3] (UTC-3)
Area code(s) country 56 + area 33
Website Governorate of Quillota

Quillota Province (Spanish: Provincia de Quillota) is one of eight provinces of the central Chilean region of Valparaíso (V). Its capital is the city of Quillota (pop. 75,916).[1]

Administration[edit]

As a province, Quillota is a second-level administrative division, governed by a provincial governor who is appointed by the president.

Communes[edit]

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

History[edit]

On March 11, 2010, the communes of Limache and Olmué were transferred to Marga Marga Province under Law 20,368 (signed August 25, 2009).

Geography and demography[edit]

The province spans a landlocked area of 1,113.1 km2 (430 sq mi), the smallest in the Valparaíso Region with the exception of Isla de Pascua (Easter Island). According to the 2002 census, Quillota is the third most populous province in the region with a population of 175,917. At that time, there were 151,366 people living in urban areas, 24,551 people living in rural areas, 86,620 men and 89,297 women.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e (Spanish) Instituto Nacional de Estadísticas
  2. ^ "Chile Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Retrieved 2010-07-28. 
  3. ^ "Chile Summer Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Retrieved 2010-07-28. 

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