Provincia de Llanquihue
Location in the Los Lagos Region
|• Governor||Francisco Le-Bretón|
|• Total||14,876.4 km2 (5,743.8 sq mi)|
|Population (2012 Census)|
|• Density||25/km2 (64/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CLT  (UTC-4)|
|• Summer (DST)||CLST  (UTC-3)|
|Area code(s)||56 + 65|
|Website||Government of Llanquihue|
Llanquihue Province (Spanish: Provincia de Llanquihue) is one of four provinces of the Chilean region of Los Lagos (X). Its capital is Puerto Montt. Chile's second largest lake, Lake Llanquihue, is located in the province as well as four volcanoes: Osorno, Calbuco, Puntiagudo and Cerro Tronador.
As a province, Llanquihue is a second-level administrative division of Chile, governed by a municipality for each constituent commune (Spanish: comuna). Puerto Montt is the provincial capital. The provincial governor is Francisco Le-Bretón as appointed by the President of Chile.
Geography and demography
According to the 2002 census by the National Statistics Institute (INE), the province spans an area of 14,876.4 km2 (5,744 sq mi) and had a population of 321,493 inhabitants (162,636 men and 158,857 women), giving it a population density of 21.6/km2 (56/sq mi). Of these, 232,962 (72.5%) lived in urban areas and 88,531 (27.5%) in rural areas. Between the 1992 and 2002 censuses, the population grew by 22.4% (58,931 persons).