Talca Province

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Talca Province
Provincia de Talca
Official seal of Talca Province
Location in the Maule Region
Location in the Maule Region
Talca Province is located in Chile
Talca Province
Talca Province
Location in Chile
Coordinates: 35°26′S 71°36′W / 35.433°S 71.600°W / -35.433; -71.600Coordinates: 35°26′S 71°36′W / 35.433°S 71.600°W / -35.433; -71.600
Country Chile
Region Maule
Capital Talca
 • Type Provincial
 • Total 9,937.8 km2 (3,837.0 sq mi)
Population (2012 Census)[1]
 • Total 370,154
 • Density 37/km2 (96/sq mi)
 • Urban 266,742
 • Rural 86,224
 • Men 174,734
 • Women 178,232
Time zone CLT [2] (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) CLST [3] (UTC-3)
Area code(s) 56 + 71
Website Governorate of Talca

Talca Province (Spanish: Provincia de Talca) is one of four provinces of the central Chilean region of Maule (VII). Its capital is the city of Talca.


As a province, Talca is a second-level administrative division of Chile, governed by a provincial governor who is appointed by the president.


The province comprises ten communes, each governed by a municipality consisting of an alcalde and municipal council.

Geography and demography[edit]

According to the 2002 census by the National Statistics Institute (INE), the province spans an area of 9,937.8 km2 (3,837 sq mi)[1] and had a population of 352,966 inhabitants (174,734 men and 178,232 women), giving it a population density of 35.5/km2 (92/sq mi). Between the 1992 and 2002 censuses, the population grew by 12.4% (39,015 persons).[1]


  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.