Cordillera Province, Chile

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Cordillera Province
Provincia de Cordillera
Official seal of Cordillera Province
Location in the Santiago Metropolitan Region Region
Location in the Santiago Metropolitan Region Region
Cordillera Province is located in Chile
Cordillera Province
Cordillera Province
Location in Chile
Coordinates: 33°43′S 70°14′W / 33.717°S 70.233°W / -33.717; -70.233Coordinates: 33°43′S 70°14′W / 33.717°S 70.233°W / -33.717; -70.233
Country Chile
Region Santiago Metropolitan Region
Capital Puente Alto
Communes See article
 • Type Provincial
 • Governor Mireya Chocair Lahsen (RN)
 • Total 5,528.3 km2 (2,134.5 sq mi)
Area rank 1
Population (2012 Census)[1]
 • Total 608,235
 • Rank 2
 • Density 110/km2 (280/sq mi)
 • Urban 511,565
 • Rural 11,291
 • Men 256,193
 • Women 266,663
Time zone CLT [2] (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) CLST [3] (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.


As a province, Cordillera is a second-level administrative division of Chile, governed by a provincial governor who is appointed by the president. The current governor is Caterina Klein Plesnar.[4]


The province comprises three communes, each governed by a municipality consisting of an alcalde and municipal council: Pirque, Puente Alto and San José de Maipo.

Geography and demography[edit]

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.[1]



  1. ^ a b c d (in Spanish) Instituto Nacional de Estadísticas
  2. ^ "Chile Time". Archived from the original on 2007-09-11. Retrieved 2010-07-28. 
  3. ^ "Chile Summer Time". Archived from the original on 2007-09-11. Retrieved 2010-07-28. 
  4. ^ "Governorate of Cordillera" (in Spanish). Retrieved 4 March 2014. 

External links[edit]