Provincia de Huasco
|Coordinates: 28°32′S 70°22′W / 28.533°S 70.367°WCoordinates: 28°32′S 70°22′W / 28.533°S 70.367°W|
|Comunas||Alto del Carmen, Freirina, Huasco, Vallenar|
|• Governor||Alexandra Núñez Sorich|
|• Total||18,201.5 km2 (7,027.6 sq mi)|
|• Density||3.7/km2 (9.5/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC-4 (CLT)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-3 (CLST)|
|Area code(s)||56 + 51|
Huasco Province Spanish: Provincia de Huasco) is one of three provinces of the northern Chilean region of Atacama (III). Its capital is the city of Vallenar.
Geography[change | change source]
The Huasco province has an area of 18,201.5 km2 (7,027.6 sq mi), the smallest province in the Atacama region.
Huasco is bordered on the north by the Copiapó province, on the east by Argentina, on the south by the Coquimbo region and on the west by the Pacific Ocean.
The main river of the province is the Huasco river that is 88 km (54.7 mi) long. In the valley of the river, fruits, including grapes, are grown.
Population[change | change source]
As of 2002[update] (last national census), there were 6,649 people living in the province, giving it a population density of 3.7 inhabitants/km².
The largest city of the province is Vallenar, its capital, with a population, in 2002, of 48,040 inhabitants in the commune.
Administration[change | change source]
As a province, Huasco is a second-level administrative division, consisting of four communes (comunas). The city of Vallenar serves as the provincial capital. The province is administered by a governor.
|03302||6 Alto del Carmen||Alto del Carmen||5,938.7||4,840|
|Total of the Huasco province||18,201.5||66,491|
References[change | change source]
- ↑ "Conozca a la Gobernadora". Gobernación - Provincia de Huasco (in Spanish). Retrieved 20 August 2016.
- ↑ 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.
- ↑ "Cuenca del río Huasco" (PDF). Dirección General de Aguas. December 2004. Archived from the original (PDF) on 12 February 2012. Retrieved 20 August 2016.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Territorial division of Chile (in Spanish)
- Gobierno Regional de Atacama Official website (in Spanish)
- Province of Huasco website (in Spanish)