Choapa Province

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Choapa Province
Provincia de Choapa
Official seal of Choapa Province
Location in the Coquimbo Region
Choapa, in red, in the Coquimbo Region
Choapa Province is located in Chile
Choapa Province
Choapa Province
Location in Chile
Coordinates: 31°40′S 71°00′W / 31.667°S 71.000°W / -31.667; -71.000Coordinates: 31°40′S 71°00′W / 31.667°S 71.000°W / -31.667; -71.000
Country  Chile
Region Coquimbo
Capital Illapel
Comunas Illapel, Salamanca, Los Vilos, Canela
 • Type Provincial
 • Governor Alex Patricio Trigo Rocco
 • Total 10,131.6 km2 (3,911.8 sq mi)
Population (2002 Census)[2]
 • Total 81,681
 • Density 8.1/km2 (21/sq mi)
Time zone CLT (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) CLST (UTC-3)
Area code(s) 56 + 53
Website Official website

Choapa Province (Spanish: Provincia de Choapa) is one of three provinces of the Chilean region of Coquimbo Region (IV). Its capital is the city of Illapel

Geography[change | change source]

The Choapa province has an area of 10,131.6 km2 (3,911.8 sq mi), the smallest province in the Coquimbo region.[2]

Choapa is bordered on the north by the Limarí province, on the east by Argentina, on the south by the Valparaíso region and on the west by the Pacific Ocean.

Population[change | change source]

As of 2002 (last national census), there were 81,681 people living in the province, giving it a population density of 8.1 inhabitants/km².[2]

The largest city of the province is Illapel, its capital, with a population, in 2002, of 30,355 inhabitants.

Administration[change | change source]

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

The Choapa province, in the bottom
Choapa province
Code Comuna Capital Area[2]
04201 2 Illapel Illapel 2,629.1 30,355
04202 1 Canela Canela 2,196.6 4,379
04203 3 Los Vilos Los Vilos 1,860.6 17,453
04204 4 Salamanca Salamanca 3,445.3 24,494
Total of the Choapa province 10,131.6 81,681

References[change | change source]

  1. "Conozca al Gobernador". Gobernación - Provincia de Choapa (in Spanish). Retrieved 25 August 2016.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 "Región de Coquimbo" (PDF). Instituto Nacional de Estadísticas. Retrieved 25 August 2016.

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