Iquique Province

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Iquique Province

Provincia de Iquique
Overview of the city of Iquique
Overview of the city of Iquique
Official seal of Iquique Province
Seal
Location in Tarapacá Region
Location in Tarapacá Region
Iquique Province is located in Chile
Iquique Province
Iquique Province
Location in Chile
Coordinates: 20°12′50″S 70°9′9″W / 20.21389°S 70.15250°W / -20.21389; -70.15250Coordinates: 20°12′50″S 70°9′9″W / 20.21389°S 70.15250°W / -20.21389; -70.15250
Country Chile
RegionTarapacá
CapitalIquique
ComunasIquique
Alto Hospicio
Government
 • TypeProvincial
 • GovernorFrancisco Pinto Madariaga
Area
 • Total2,835.3 km2 (1,094.7 sq mi)
Population
 (2002 Census)[2]
 • Total216,419
 • Density76/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-4 (CLT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-3 (CLST)
Area code(s)56 + 57
WebsiteOfficial website

The Iquique Province (Spanish: Provincia de Iquique) is one of two provinces in the northern Chilean region of Tarapacá (I). Its capital is the port city of Iquique.

Geography[change | change source]

The Iquique province is on the coast of the Pacific Ocean. The province has an area of 2,835.3 km2 (1,094.7 sq mi).[2]

Iquique is bordered on the north and east by the Tamarugal province, on the south by the Antofagasta region and on the west by the Pacific Ocean.[2]

Population[change | change source]

As of 2002 (last national census), there were 216,419 people living in the province, giving it a population density of 76.3 inhabitants/km².[2]

The largest city of the province is Iquique, its capital, with a population, in 2002, of 166,204 inhabitants.

Administration[change | change source]

As a province, Iquique is a second-level administrative division, consisting of two communes (comunas): Alto Hospicio in the northeastern portion and Iquique in the rest of the province. The coastal city of Iquique serves as the provincial capital. The province is administered by a governor.

The Iquique province, in yellow
Iquique province (011)
Code Comuna Capital Area[2]
(km²)
Population[2]
(2002)
01101 Iquique 2 Iquique 2,242.1 166,204
01102 Alto Hospicio 1 Alto Hospicio 593.2 50,215
Total of Iquique province 2,835.3 216,419

References[change | change source]

  1. "Gobernaciones". Intendencia - Region of Tarapacá (in Spanish). Retrieved 12 July 2016.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 "Región de Tarapacá" (PDF). Instituto Nacional de Estadísticas. Retrieved 12 July 2016.

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