Valparaíso Province

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Valparaíso Province
Provincia de Valparaíso
Province
Official seal of Valparaíso Province
Seal
Location in the Valparaíso Region
Valparaíso Province is located in Chile
Valparaíso Province
Valparaíso Province
Location in Chile
Coordinates: 33°02′S 71°33′W / 33.033°S 71.550°W / -33.033; -71.550Coordinates: 33°02′S 71°33′W / 33.033°S 71.550°W / -33.033; -71.550
Country Chile
Region Valparaíso
Capital Valparaíso
Communes
Government
 • Type Provincial
 • Governor Pablo Zúñiga Jiliberto (RN)
Area[1]
 • Total 2,146.6 km2 (828.8 sq mi)
Area rank 4
Population (2012 Census)[1]
 • Total 713,065
 • Rank 1
 • Density 330/km2 (860/sq mi)
 • Urban 639,255
 • Rural 12,566
Sex[1]
 • Men 315,785
 • Women 336,036
Time zone CLT [2] (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) CLST [3] (UTC-3)
Area code(s) country 56 + area 32
Website Governorate of Valparaíso

Valparaíso Province (Spanish: Provincia de Valparaíso) is one of eight provinces of the central Chilean region of Valparaíso (V). Its capital is the coastal city of Valparaíso (pop. 275,982).[1]

Administration[edit]

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

Communes[edit]

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

History[edit]

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

Geography and demography[edit]

The province spans a coastal area of 2,146.6 km2 (829 sq mi), the fourth largest in the Valparaíso Region. According to the 2002 census, Valparaíso was the most populous province in the region with a population of 651,821. At that time, there were 639,255 people living in urban areas, 12,566 people living in rural areas, 315,785 men and 336,036 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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