Melipilla Province

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Melipilla Province
Provincia de Melipilla
Official seal of Melipilla Province
Location in the Santiago Metropolitan Region
Location in the Santiago Metropolitan Region
Melipilla Province is located in Chile
Melipilla Province
Melipilla Province
Location in Chile
Coordinates: 33°44′S 71°11′W / 33.733°S 71.183°W / -33.733; -71.183Coordinates: 33°44′S 71°11′W / 33.733°S 71.183°W / -33.733; -71.183
Country Chile
Region Santiago Metropolitan
Capital Melipilla
 • Type Provincial
 • Governor Paula Andrea Gárate Rojas
 • Total 4,065.7 km2 (1,569.8 sq mi)
Area rank 2
Population (2002 Census)[1]
 • Total 141,165
 • Rank 5
 • Density 35/km2 (90/sq mi)
 • Urban 80,790
 • Rural 60,375
 • Men 71,595
 • Women 69,570
Time zone CLT[2] (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) CLST[3] (UTC-3)
Area code 56 + 2

Melipilla Province (Spanish: Provincia de Melipilla) is one of six provinces in the Santiago Metropolitan Region of central Chile. The provincial capital is the city of Melipilla.


As a province, Melipilla is a second-level administrative division of Chile, governed by a provincial governor who is appointed by the president. On March 18, 2010, Paula Andrea Gárate Rojas was appointed by governor by president Sebastián Piñera.


The province comprises five communes (Spanish: comunas), each governed by a municipality consisting of an alcalde and municipal council:

Geography and demography[edit]

The province spans an area of 4,065.7 square kilometres (1,570 sq mi), the second largest in the Santiago Metropolitan Region. According to the 2002 census, Melipilla was the fifth most populous province in the region with a total population of 141,165. At that time, there were 80,790 people living in urban areas, 60,375 living in rural areas, 71,595 men, and 69,570 women.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d (Spanish) Instituto Nacional de Estadísticas
  2. ^ "Chile Time". Retrieved 2010-07-28. 
  3. ^ "Chile Summer Time". Retrieved 2010-07-28. 

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