Provincia de Iquique
Location in the Tarapacá Region
|• Governor||Felipe Rojas Andrade|
|• Total||2,835.3 km2 (1,094.7 sq mi)|
|Population (2012 census)|
|• Density||97/km2 (250/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CLT  (UTC-4)|
|• Summer (DST)||CLST  (UTC-3)|
|Area code(s)||56 + 57|
Until October 2007, the Province of Iquique was composed of 7 communes: Alto Hospicio, Camina, Colchane, Huara, Iquique, Pica and Pozo Almonte, but since then, with the creation of the Region of Arica and Parinacota, much of the province, specifically the municipalities of Huara, Camina, Colchane, Pozo Salmonte and Pica, pass shape administratively Tamarugal Province, leaving Iquique Province consists of two communes. DUm
Geography and demography
According to the 2012 census by the National Statistics Institute (INE), the province spans an area of 2,835.3 km2 (1,095 sq mi) and had a population of 275,042 inhabitants, giving it a population density of 76.3/km2 (198/sq mi). Between the 1992 and 2002 censuses, the population grew by 30.8% (50,959 persons).
As a province, Iquique is a second-level administrative division of Chile, which is further divided into two communes (comunas): the capital Iquique and its suburb Alto Hospicio. The province is administered by a presidentially appointed governor. Felipe Rojas Andrade was appointed by president Sebastián Piñera.
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- "Territorial division of Chile" (PDF) (in Spanish). National Statistics Institute. 2007. Retrieved 18 March 2011.
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