Bío Bío Province

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Bío Bío Province

Provincia de Bío Bío
General view of Los Ángeles
General view of Los Ángeles
Official seal of Bío Bío Province
Seal
Location in the Bío Bío Region
Bío Bío, in red, in the Bío Bío Region
Bío Bío Province is located in Chile
Bío Bío Province
Bío Bío Province
Location in Chile
Coordinates: 37°23′S 71°52′W / 37.383°S 71.867°W / -37.383; -71.867Coordinates: 37°23′S 71°52′W / 37.383°S 71.867°W / -37.383; -71.867
Country Chile
RegionBío Bío
CapitalLos Ángeles
ComunasSee list
Government
 • TypeProvincial
Area
 • Total14,987.9 km2 (5,786.9 sq mi)
Population
 (2002 Census)[1]
 • Total353,315
 • Density24/km2 (61/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-4 (CLT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-3 (CLST)
WebsiteOfficial website

The Bío Bío Province (Spanish: Provincia de Bío Bío) is one of three provinces of the Chilean region of Bío Bío (VIII). The provincial capital is the city of Los Ángeles.

Geography[change | change source]

The Bío Bío province is in the southeast of the Bío Bío region with an area of 14,987.9 sq mi (38,818 km2).[1] It is the only province of the region that is not along the coast. The capital, Los Ángeles, is to the southeast of Concepción, the capital of the region.

Bío Bío is bordered to the north by the Ñuble province, to the west by the Concepción province, to the east by Argentina, to the south by the Araucanía region and to the southwest by the Arauco province .[2]

The main river that flows through the province is the Bío Bío.

Climate[change | change source]

The climate of Los Ángeles is a Mediterranean climate, Cfb in the Köppen climate classification.[3]

The average amount of precipitation for the year in Los Ángeles is 1,069.3 mm (42.1 in). The month with the most precipitation on average is May with 254 mm (10.0 in) of precipitation. The month with the least precipitation on average is February with an average of 15.2 mm (0.6 in).

The average temperature for the year in Los Ángeles is 13.9 °C (57.0 °F). The warmest month, on average, is January with an average temperature of 20 °C (68 °F). The coolest month on average is July, with an average temperature of 7.8 °C (46.0 °F).

Population[change | change source]

As of 2002 (last national census), there were 353,315 people living in the province, giving it a population density of 23.6 inhabitants/km².[1] The urban population was 245,775 persons (70% of the total).

The largest city of the province, in 2002, is its capital, Los Ángeles, with 117,972 inhabitants. Other cities are Mulchén (21,819 inhabitants) and Nacimiento (20,884 inhabitants).

Administration[change | change source]

As a province, Bío Bío is a second-level administrative division, consisting of 14 communes (comunas). The city of Los Ángeles serves as the provincial capital. The province is administered by a governor.

Biobío Comunas.svg
Bío Bío province
Code Comuna Capital Area[1]
(km²)
Population[1]
(2002)
Density
08301 12 Los Ángeles Los Ángeles 1,748.2 166,556 95.3
08302   9 Antuco Antuco 1,884.1 3,908 2.1
08303 10 Cabrero Cabrero 640.8 25,282 39.5
08304 11 Laja Laja 339.8 22,404 65.9
08305 13 Mulchén Mulchén 1,925.3 29,003 15.1
08306 14 Nacimiento Nacimiento 934.9 25,971 27.8
08307 15 Negrete Negrete 156.5 8,579 54.8
08308 16 Quilaco Quilaco 1,123.7 4,021 3.6
08309 17 Quilleco Quilleco 1,121.8 10,428 9.3
08310 18 San Rosendo San Rosendo 92.4 3,918 42.4
08311 19 Santa Bárbara Santa Bárbara 1,254.9 12,943 10.3
08312 20 Tucapel Tucapel 914.9 12,777 14.0
08313 21 Yumbel Yumbel 727.0 20,498 28.2
08314   8 Alto Biobío Alto Biobío 2,124.6 7,027 3.3
Total of the Biobío province 14,987.9 353,315 23.6

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 "Región del Bío-Bío" (PDF). Instituto Nacional de Estadísticas. 2007. Retrieved 2 June 2017.
  2. "Información Geográfica: Provincia de Bio Bío". Gobernación - Provincia de Bio Bío (in Spanish). Retrieved 13 November 2016.
  3. "Los Angeles, Chile - Köppen Climate Classification". Weatherbase. Retrieved 2 June 2017.

Other websites[change | change source]