Chañaral Province

Coordinates: 26°17′S 69°52′W / 26.283°S 69.867°W / -26.283; -69.867
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Chañaral Province
Provincia de Chañaral
Official seal of Chañaral Province

Location in the Atacama Region
Chañaral Province is located in Chile
Chañaral Province
Chañaral Province
Location in Chile
Coordinates: 26°17′S 69°52′W / 26.283°S 69.867°W / -26.283; -69.867
Country Chile
ComunasChañaral, Diego de Almagro
 • TypeProvincial
 • GovernorAlonso Yerko Guerra Rivera
 • Total24,436.2 km2 (9,434.9 sq mi)
 (2002 Census)[2]
 • Total32,132
 • Density1.3/km2 (3.4/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-4 (CLT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-3 (CLST)
Area code56 + 52
WebsiteOfficial website

The Chañaral Province (Spanish: Provincia de Chañaral) is one of three provinces in the northern Chilean region of Atacama (III). The capital is the small coastal town of Chañaral.

Geography[change | change source]

The Chañaral province has an area of 24,436.2 km2 (9,434.9 sq mi).[2]

Chañaral is bordered on the north by the Antofagasta region, on the east by Argentina, on the south by the Copiapó province and on the west by the Pacific Ocean.

About 30 km (19 mi) north of the town of Chañaral is the Pan de Azúcar National Park.[3]

Population[change | change source]

As of 2002 (last national census), there were 32,132 people living in the province, giving it a population density of 1.3 inhabitants/km².[2]

The largest city of the province is Chañaral, its capital, with a population, in 2002, of 6,384 inhabitants.

Administration[change | change source]

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

The Chañaral province, in top
Chañaral province
Code Comuna Capital Area[2]
03201 1 Chañaral Chañaral 5,772.4 13,543
03202 2 Diego de Almagro Diego de Almagro 18,663.8 18,589
Total of the Chañaral province 24,436.2 32,132

References[change | change source]

  1. "Conozca al Gobernador". Gobernación - Provincia de Chañaral (in Spanish). Retrieved 18 August 2016.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 "Región de Atacama" (PDF). Instituto Nacional de Estadísticas. Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 November 2012. Retrieved 18 August 2016.
  3. "Parque Nacional Pan de Azúcar" (in Spanish). CONAF. Retrieved 18 August 2016.

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