Tamarugal Province

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Tamarugal Province
Provincia de Tamarugal
Province
Official seal of Tamarugal Province
Seal
Location in the Tarapacá Region
Location in the Tarapacá Region
Tamarugal Province is located in Chile
Tamarugal Province
Tamarugal Province
Location in Chile
Coordinates: 20°15′34″S 69°47′10″W / 20.25944°S 69.78611°W / -20.25944; -69.78611Coordinates: 20°15′34″S 69°47′10″W / 20.25944°S 69.78611°W / -20.25944; -69.78611
Country  Chile
Region  Tarapacá
Capital Pozo Almonte
Communes
Government[1]
 • Type Provincial
 • Governor Claudio Vila Bustillos (PCCh)
Area[2]
 • Total 39,390.5 km2 (15,208.8 sq mi)
Area rank 1
Population (2012 Census)[2]
 • Total 20,053
 • Rank 2
 • Density 0.51/km2 (1.3/sq mi)
 • Urban 11,876
 • Rural 10,655
Sex[2]
 • Men 14,175
 • Women 8,356
Time zone CLT [3] (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) CLST [4] (UTC-3 ] postal_code_type =)
Area code(s) 56 + 57
Website Government of Tamarugal

Tamarugal Province (Spanish: Provincia de Tamarugal) is one of two provinces in the northern Chilean region of Tarapacá (I). The capital is the city of Pozo Almonte.

Name[edit]

The province is named after Pampa del Tamarugal. Spanish name:

  • Provincia de Tamarugal: Used by the government of the province.
  • Provincia del Tamarugal: Used by the government of Chile [5]. Derived from the name El Tamarugal.
  • Provincia El Tamarugal: Derived from the name El Tamarugal.

Geography and demography[edit]

According to the 2002 census by the National Statistics Institute (INE), the province spans an area of 39,390.5 km2 (15,209 sq mi) and had a population of 22,531 inhabitants (14,175 men and 8,356 women). It is the seventh largest and ninth least populated province in the country with a population density of 0.6/km2 (2/sq mi). Between the 1992 and 2002 censuses, the population grew by 63.5% (8,748 persons).[2]

Administration[edit]

The province is administered by a presidentially appointed governor. Claudio Vila Bustillos was appointed by president Michelle Bachelet.

Communes[edit]

As a province, Tamarugal is a second-level administrative division of Chile, which is further subdivided into five communes (comunas).

Commune Area (km2)[2] 2002[2]
population
Density (km2) Government
website[6]
Pozo Almonte
(Capital)
13,765.8 10,830 0.8 link
Pica 8,934.3 6,178 0.7 link
Huara 10,474.6 2,599 0.2 link
Colchane 4,015.6 1,649 0.4 link
Camiña 2,200.2 1,275 0.6 none
Province 39,390.5 22,531 0.6 link

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gobierno de Chile: Gobernadores". Government of Chile (in Spanish). Retrieved 18 March 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Territorial division of Chile" (PDF) (in Spanish). National Statistics Institute. 2007. Retrieved 18 March 2011. 
  3. ^ "Chile Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Retrieved 26 September 2010. 
  4. ^ "Chile Summer Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Retrieved 26 September 2010. 
  5. ^ http://www.minjusticia.gob.cl/n7361_02-06-2015.html
  6. ^ "Asociacion Chilena de Municipalidades" (in Spanish). Retrieved 18 March 2011. 

External links[edit]