El Ranco Province

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El Ranco Province

Provincia del Ranco
Official seal of El Ranco Province
Location in the Los Ríos Region
El Ranco, in red, in the Los Ríos Region
Location in Chile
Location in Chile
El Ranco Province
Location in Chile
Coordinates: 40°20′S 72°30′W / 40.333°S 72.500°W / -40.333; -72.500Coordinates: 40°20′S 72°30′W / 40.333°S 72.500°W / -40.333; -72.500
RegionLos Ríos
CapitalLa Unión
 • TypeProvincial
 • GovernorLuis Gallardo Salazar[1]
 • Total8,232.3 km2 (3,178.5 sq mi)
 (2002 Census)[2]
 • Total97,153
 • Density12/km2 (31/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-4 (CLT[3])
 • Summer (DST)UTC-3 (CLST[4])
Area code(s)56 + 63
WebsiteGovernment of El Ranco

The El Ranco Province (Spanish: Provincia del Ranco) is one of two provinces of the Chilean region of Los Ríos (XIV). The provincial capital is the city of La Unión.

The El Ranco province, as Ranco province, was created with the creation of the Los Ríos region in 2007.[5] The name of the province was changed from Ranco to El Ranco in 2008.[6]

Geography[change | change source]

The El Ranco province is in the southern half of the Los Ríos region with an area of 8,232.3 sq mi (21,322 km2).[2] The capital, La Unión, is in the western part of the province.

El Ranco is bordered to the north by the Valdivia province, to the east by Argentina, to the south by the Los Lagos region and to the west by the Pacific Ocean.

The main river in the province is Bueno river that flows from the Ranco lake to the Pacific Ocean; it is 130 km (81 mi) long.

Climate[change | change source]

The average amount of precipitation for the year in Lago Ranco, at an altitude of 153 m (502 ft), is 1,976.1 mm (77.8 in). The month with the most precipitation on average is May with 272.9 mm (10.7 in) of precipitation. The month with the least precipitation on average is January with an average of 78.6 mm (3.1 in).[7]

Population[change | change source]

In 2002 (last national census), there were 97,153 people living in the province, giving it a population density of 11.8 inhabitants/km².[2] The urban population was 51,273 persons (53% of the total population).

The largest city of the province, in 2002, is its capital, La Unión, with 25,615 inhabitants.

Administration[change | change source]

As a province, El Ranco is a second-level administrative division, consisting of 4 communes (comunas). The city of La Unión serves as the provincial capital. The province is administered by a governor.

El Ranco province
Code Comuna Capital Area[2]
14201 La Unión La Unión 2,136.7 39,447 18.5
14202 Futrono Futrono 2,120.6 14,981 7.1
14203 Lago Ranco Lago Ranco 1,763.3 10,098 5.7
14204 Río Bueno Río Bueno 2,211.7 32,327 14.6
Total of El Ranco province 8,232.3 97,153 11.8

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References[change | change source]

  1. "Conozca al Gobernador" (in Spanish). Gobernación Provincial del Ranco. Retrieved 15 October 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 "Región de Los Ríos" (PDF). Instituto Nacional de Estadísticas. 2007. Retrieved 15 October 2017.
  3. "Chile Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Archived from the original on 11 September 2007. Retrieved 28 July 2010.
  4. "Chile Summer Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Archived from the original on 11 September 2007. Retrieved 28 July 2010.
  5. "Ley 20174: CREA LA XIV REGION DE LOS RIOS Y LA PROVINCIA DE RANCO EN SU TERRITORIO" (in Spanish). Biblioteca del Congreso Nacional. 5 April 2007. Retrieved 16 October 2017.
  6. "Ley 20294: MODIFICA LA LEY Nº 20.174 PARA CAMBIAR LA DENOMINACIÓN DE LA PROVINCIA "DE RANCO" POR LA "DEL RANCO"" (in Spanish). Biblioteca del Congreso Nacional. 3 October 2008. Retrieved 16 October 2017.
  7. "Lago Ranco Climate & Temperature". Climatemps.com. Retrieved 15 October 2017.

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