Provincia de Arica
|Region||Arica and Parinacota|
|• Governor||Ricardo Sanzana Oteiza|
|• Total||8,726.4 km2 (3,369.3 sq mi)|
|Population (2002 Census)|
|• Density||21/km2 (55/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CLT (UTC-4)|
|• Summer (DST)||CLST (UTC-3)|
|Area code(s)||56 + 58|
The Arica Province (Spanish: Provincia de Arica) is a province of Chile. It belongs to the Arica and Parinacota (XV), the northernmost and the newest of the Chilean regions. Its capital is the port city of Arica.
Geography[change | change source]
Arica is bordered on the north by the Tacna province of Peru, on the south by the Tamarugal province in the Tarapacá region, on the east by the Parinacota province and on the west by the Pacific Ocean.
Population[change | change source]
Administration[change | change source]
As a province, Arica is a second-level administrative division, consisting of two communes (comunas): Arica in the northern portion and Camarones in the south. The coastal city of Arica serves as the provincial capital. The province is administered by a governor.
|Total of the Arica province||8,726.4||186,488|