Ñuble Province

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Ñuble Provincia
Provincia de Ñuble
Province
Official seal of Ñuble Provincia
Seal
Location in the Bío Bío Region
Location in the Bío Bío Region
Location in Chile
Location in Chile
Ñuble Provincia
Location in Chile
Coordinates: 36°37′00″S 71°57′00″W / 36.61667°S 71.95000°W / -36.61667; -71.95000Coordinates: 36°37′00″S 71°57′00″W / 36.61667°S 71.95000°W / -36.61667; -71.95000
Country Chile
Region Bío Bío
Capital Chillán
Communes
Government
 • Type Provincial
 • Governor Paola Becker Villa (RN)
Area[1]
 • Total 13,178.5 km2 (5,088.2 sq mi)
Population (2012 Census)[1]
 • Total 460,113
 • Density 35/km2 (90/sq mi)
 • Urban 285,108
 • Rural 152,995
Sex[1]
 • Men 217,024
 • Women 221,079
Time zone CLT[2] (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) CLST[3] (UTC-3)
Area code(s) 56 + 42
Website Government of Ñuble

The Ñuble Province (Spanish: Provincia de Ñuble) is one of four provinces of the Chilean region of Bío Bío (VIII). The provincial capital Is the city of Chillán.

It is the second province in area in the Bío Bío region, after the Bío Bío province, and the second with more people living in it, after the Concepción province. The province is named after the Ñuble river.

Geography[change | change source]

The Ñuble province is in the northern part of the Bío Bío region with an area of 13,178.5 sq mi (34,132 km2).[4] The capital, Chillán, is at about 400 km (250 mi) from Santiago, the national capital.

Ñuble is bordered to the north by the Maule region (Cauquenes and Linares provinces), to the east by Argentina, to the south by the Bío Bío province and to the west by the Concepción province and the Pacific Ocean.

The highest mountains are in the Andes, in the eastern part of the province; these mountains are the Nevados de Chillán.

The main rivers that flows through the province are the Ñuble and the Itata.

Climate[change | change source]

The climate in Chillán is a Mediterranean climate, Csb in the Köppen climate classification.[5]

The average amount of precipitation for the year in Chillán is 696 mm (27.4 in). The month with the most precipitation on average is June with 185.4 mm (7.3 in) of precipitation. The month with the least precipitation on average is February with an average of 2.5 mm (0.1 in).

The average temperature for the year in Chillán is 14.4 °C (57.9 °F). The warmest month, on average, is January with an average temperature of 21.1 °C (70.0 °F). The coolest month on average is July, with an average temperature of 8.3 °C (46.9 °F).

Population[change | change source]

As of 2002 (last national census), there were 438,103 people living in the province, giving it a population density of 33.2 inhabitants/km².[4] The urban population was 285,108 persons (65% of the total).

The largest city of the province, in 2002, is its capital, Chillán, with 146,701 inhabitants. Other cities are San Carlos (29,359 inhabitants) and Chillán Viejo (18,827 inhabitants).

Administration[change | change source]

As a province, Ñuble is a second-level administrative division, consisting of 21 communes (comunas). The city of Chillán serves as the provincial capital. The province is administered by a governor.

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Ñuble province
Code Comuna Capital Area[4]
(km²)
Population[4]
(2002)
Density
08401 35 Chillán Chillán 511.2 161,953 316.8
08402 34 Bulnes Bulnes 425.4 20,595 48.4
08403 37 Cobquecura Cobquecura 570.3 5,687 10.0
08404 38 Coelemu Coelemu 342.3 16,082 47.0
08405 39 Coihueco Coihueco 1,776.6 23,583 13.3
08406 36 Chillán Viejo Chillán Viejo 291.8 22,084 75.7
08407 40 El Carmen El Carmen 664.3 12,845 19.3
08408 41 Ninhue Ninhue 401.2 5,738 14.3
08409 42 Ñiquén Ñiquén 493.1 11,421 23.2
08410 43 Pemuco Pemuco 562.7 8,821 15.7
08411 44 Pinto Pinto 1,164.0 9,875 8.5
08412 45 Portezuelo Portezuelo 282.3 5,470 19.4
08413 46 Quillón Quillón 423.0 15,146 35.8
08414 47 Quirihue Quirihue 589.0 11,429 19.4
08415 48 Ránquil Ránquil 248.3 5,683 22.9
08416 49 San Carlos San Carlos 874.0 50,088 57.3
08417 50 San Fabián San Fabián 1,568.3 3,646 2.3
08418 51 San Ignacio San Ignacio 363.6 16,106 44.3
08419 52 San Nicolás San Nicolás 490.5 9,741 19.9
08420 53 Treguaco Treguaco 313.1 5,296 16.9
08421 54 Yungay Yungay 823.5 16,814 20.4
Total of the Ñuble province 13,178.5 438,103 33.2

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References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "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. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named ineDPA.
  5. "Chillan, Chile - Köppen Climate Classification". Weatherbase. Retrieved 5 June 2017. 

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