El Loa

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El Loa Province

Provincia El Loa
Official seal of El Loa Province
Seal
Location in the Antofagasta Region
Location in the Antofagasta Region
Location in Chile
Location in Chile
El Loa Province
Location in Chile
Coordinates: 22°50′S 68°07′W / 22.833°S 68.117°W / -22.833; -68.117Coordinates: 22°50′S 68°07′W / 22.833°S 68.117°W / -22.833; -68.117
Country Chile
Region Antofagasta
CapitalCalama
CommunesCalama
Ollagüe
San Pedro de Atacama
Government
 • TypeProvincial
 • GovernorMaría Bernarda Jopia Contreras (RN)
Area
 • Total41,999.6 km2 (16,216.1 sq mi)
Population
(2012 Census)[1]
 • Total142,686
 • Density3.4/km2 (8.8/sq mi)
 • Urban
138,538
 • Rural
5,151
Sex
 • Men73,970
 • Women69,719
Time zoneUTC-4 (CLT [2])
 • Summer (DST)UTC-3 (CLST [3])
Area code(s)56 + 55
Websitewww.gobernacionloa.gov.cl

El Loa Province (Spanish: Provincia El Loa) is one of three provinces of the northern Chilean region of Antofagasta (II). It is named after the longest of rivers in Chile, the Loa River. The provincial capital is Calama.

Geography and demography[edit]

According to the 2012 census by the National Statistics Institute (INE), the province spans an area of 41,999.6 km2 (16,216 sq mi)[1] and had a population of 142,686 inhabitants, giving it a population density of 3.4/km2 (9/sq mi). It is the sixth largest province in the country. Between the 1992 and 2002 censuses, the population grew by 14.9% (18,610 persons).[1]

Communes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Territorial division of Chile" (PDF) (in Spanish). National Statistics Institute. 2007. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 November 2010. Retrieved 18 March 2011.
  2. ^ "Chile Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Archived from the original on 2007-09-11. Retrieved 2010-07-28.
  3. ^ "Chile Summer Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Archived from the original on 2007-09-11. Retrieved 2010-07-28.

External links[edit]

Church in Machuca, El Loa Province