Elqui Province

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Elqui Province
Provincia de Elqui
Official seal of Elqui Province
Location in the Coquimbo Region
Location in the Coquimbo Region
Location in Chile
Location in Chile
Elqui Province
Location in Chile
Coordinates: 29°40′S 70°33′W / 29.667°S 70.550°W / -29.667; -70.550Coordinates: 29°40′S 70°33′W / 29.667°S 70.550°W / -29.667; -70.550
Country  Chile
Region  Coquimbo
Capital Coquimbo
 • Type Provincial
 • Governor Pablo Argandoña Medina
 • Total 16,895.1 km2 (6,523.2 sq mi)
Population (2012 Census)[1]
 • Total 442,999
 • Density 26/km2 (68/sq mi)
 • Urban 325,565
 • Rural 39,806
 • Men 178,492
 • Women 186,879
Time zone CLT [2] (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) CLST [3] (UTC-3)
Area code(s) 56 + 51

Elqui Province (Spanish: Provincia de Elqui) is a province in the Chilean region of Coquimbo (IV). The provincial capital is the city of Coquimbo.[4]

Geography and demography[edit]

According to the 2012 census by the National Statistics Institute (INE), the province spans an area of 16,895.1 km2 (6,523 sq mi)[1] and had a population of 442,999 inhabitants, giving it a population density of 21.6/km2 (56/sq mi). It is the ninth most populated province in the country. Between the 1992 and 2002 censuses, the population grew by 28.3% (80,613 persons). persons).[1]

Municipalities in the province of Elqui[edit]

Elqui Valley wine region[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Territorial division of Chile" (PDF) (in Spanish). National Statistics Institute. 2007. Retrieved 18 March 2011. 
  2. ^ "Chile Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Retrieved 2010-07-28. 
  3. ^ "Chile Summer Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Retrieved 2010-07-28. 
  4. ^ "Provincia de Elquí". Subsecretaría de Desarollo Regional y Administrativo. Gobierno de Chile. Retrieved 25 July 2011.