Cordillera Province, Chile
Provincia de Cordillera
Location in the Santiago Metropolitan Region Region
|Region||Santiago Metropolitan Region|
|• Governor||Mireya Chocair Lahsen (RN)|
|• Total||5,528.3 km2 (2,134.5 sq mi)|
|Population (2012 Census)|
|• Density||110/km2 (280/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CLT  (UTC-4)|
|• Summer (DST)||CLST  (UTC-3)|
|Area code||56 + 2|
|Website||Governorate of Cordillera|
Cordillera Province (Spanish: Provincia de Cordillera) is one of six provinces in the Santiago Metropolitan Region of central Chile. Its topography includes a small area of Chile's central valley, glaciers, rivers, volcanoes, and the Andes range, which forms the border with Mendoza Province in Argentina. The provincial capital of Puente Alto lies approximately 21 km (13 mi) south-southeast of Santiago.
Geography and demography
The provincial area is 5,528.3 km2 (2,134 sq mi)*, making it the largest province in the region. According to the 2002 census, Cordillera was the second most populous province in the region with a total population of 522,856. At that time, there were 511,565 people living in urban areas, 11,291 living in rural areas, 256,193 men, and 266,663 women.
- (in Spanish) Instituto Nacional de Estadísticas
- "Chile Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Archived from the original on 2007-09-11. Retrieved 2010-07-28.
- "Chile Summer Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Archived from the original on 2007-09-11. Retrieved 2010-07-28.
- "Governorate of Cordillera" (in Spanish). Retrieved 4 March 2014.