General Carrera Province

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General Carrera Province

Provincia de General Carrera
Official seal of General Carrera Province
Seal
Location in the Aysén del General Carlos Ibáñez del Campo Region
Location in the Aysén del General Carlos Ibáñez del Campo Region
General Carrera Province is located in Chile
General Carrera Province
General Carrera Province
Location in Chile
Coordinates: 46°20′S 72°40′W / 46.333°S 72.667°W / -46.333; -72.667Coordinates: 46°20′S 72°40′W / 46.333°S 72.667°W / -46.333; -72.667
CountryChile
RegionAisén
CapitalChile Chico
CommunesRío Ibáñez
Chile Chico
Government
 • TypeProvincial
 • GovernorPedro Durán Ivanoff (RN)
Area
 • Total11,919.5 km2 (4,602.1 sq mi)
Population
 (2017 Census)[1]
 • Total7,531
 • Density0.63/km2 (1.6/sq mi)
 • Urban
3,042 (in 2 002)
 • Rural
3,879 (in 2 002)
Sex
 • Men4,022
 • Women3,509
Time zoneUTC-4 (CLT [2])
 • Summer (DST)UTC-3 (CLST [3])
Area code(s)56 + 67
WebsiteGovernment of General Carrera

General Carrera Province (Spanish: Provincia de General Carrera) is one of four provinces of the southern Chilean region of Aisen (XI). Its capital city is Chile Chico.

Administration[edit]

As a province, General Carrera is a second-level administrative division, governed by a provincial governor appointed by the president. The province comprises two communes, Río Ibáñez and Chile Chico; each is governed by a municipality, headed by an alcalde.

Geography and demography[edit]

According to the 2017 census by the National Statistics Institute (INE), the province spans an area of 11,919.5 km2 (4,602 sq mi) and had a population of 7,531 inhabitants (4,022 men and 3,509 women), giving it a population density of 0.6/km2 (2/sq mi). It is the sixth least populated province in the country. Of these, 3,042 (44%) lived in urban areas and 3,879 (56%) in rural areas, according to the 2002 census.

Between the 1992 and 2002 censuses, the population grew by 6% (392 persons) while, between the 2002 and 2017 ones, it grew by 9.2% (610 persons).[1].

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Territorial division of Chile" (PDF) (in Spanish). National Statistics Institute. 2007. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 November 2010. Retrieved 23 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.