Valparaíso Province

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Valparaíso Province
Provincia de Valparaíso
Official seal of Valparaíso Province
Location in the Valparaíso Region
Valparaíso Province is located in Chile
Valparaíso Province
Valparaíso Province
Location in Chile
Coordinates: 33°02′S 71°33′W / 33.033°S 71.550°W / -33.033; -71.550Coordinates: 33°02′S 71°33′W / 33.033°S 71.550°W / -33.033; -71.550
Country Chile
Region Valparaíso
Capital Valparaíso
 • Type Provincial
 • Governor Pablo Zúñiga Jiliberto (RN)
 • Total 2,146.6 km2 (828.8 sq mi)
Area rank 4
Population (2012 Census)[1]
 • Total 713,065
 • Rank 1
 • Density 330/km2 (860/sq mi)
 • Urban 639,255
 • Rural 12,566
 • Men 315,785
 • Women 336,036
Time zone CLT [2] (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) CLST [3] (UTC-3)
Area code(s) country 56 + area 32
Website Governorate of Valparaíso

Valparaíso Province (Spanish: Provincia de Valparaíso) is one of eight provinces of the central Chilean region of Valparaíso (V). Its capital is the coastal city of Valparaíso (pop. 275,982).[1]


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


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


On March 11, 2010, the communes of Quilpué and Villa Alemana were transferred to Marga Marga Province under Law 20,368 (signed August 25, 2009).

Geography and demography[edit]

The province spans a coastal area of 2,146.6 km2 (829 sq mi), the fourth largest in the Valparaíso Region. According to the 2002 census, Valparaíso was the most populous province in the region with a population of 651,821. At that time, there were 639,255 people living in urban areas, 12,566 people living in rural areas, 315,785 men and 336,036 women.[1]


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

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