Cauquenes Province

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Provincia de Cauquenes
Official seal of Cauquenes
Location in the Maule Region
Cauquenes is located in Chile
Location in Chile
Coordinates: 35°57′S 72°19′W / 35.950°S 72.317°W / -35.950; -72.317Coordinates: 35°57′S 72°19′W / 35.950°S 72.317°W / -35.950; -72.317
Country Chile
ComunasCauquenes, Chanco, Pelluhue
 • TypeProvincial
 • GovernorGerardo Villagra Morales
 • Total3,027.2 km2 (1,168.8 sq mi)
 (2002 Census)[2]
 • Total57,088
 • Density19/km2 (49/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-4 (CLT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-3 (CLST)
WebsiteOfficial website

Cauquenes Province (Spanish: Provincia de Cauquenes) is one of four provinces of the central Chilean region of Maule (VII). The provincial capital and largest city is Cauquenes.

Geography[change | change source]

The Cauquenes province has an area of 3,027.2 sq mi (7,840 km2), the smallest province in the Maule region.[2] The provincial capital, Cauquenes, is about 370 km (230 mi) southwest of Santiago.

The province is bordered to the north by the Talca province, to the east by the Linares province, to the south by the Ñuble province (Bío Bío region) and to the west by the Pacific Ocean.

Population[change | change source]

As of 2002 (last national census), there were 57,088 people living in the province, giving it a population density of 18.9 inhabitants/km². The urban population was 38,660 persons (68% of the total).[2]

The largest city of the province is Cauquenes, its capital, with a population, in 2002, of 30,771.

Administration[change | change source]

As a province, Cauquenes is a second-level administrative division, consisting of 8 communes (comunas). The city of Cauquenes serves as the provincial capital. The province is administered by a governor.

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Cauquenes province
Code Comuna Capital Area[2]
07201 1 Cauquenes Cauquenes 2,126.3 41,217 19.4
07202 2 Chanco Chanco 529.5 9,457 17.9
07203 3 Pelluhue Pelluhue 371.4 6,414 17.3
Total of the Cauquenes province 3,027.2 57,088 18.9

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Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Autoridad". Gobernación - Provincia de Cauquenes (in Spanish). Retrieved 22 October 2016.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 "Región de Maule" (PDF). Instituto Nacional de Estadísticas. Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 June 2016. Retrieved 14 October 2016.

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