Malleco Province

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Malleco Province
Provincia de Malleco
Province of Chile
Official seal of Malleco Province
Seal
Location in the Araucanía Region
Malleco, in red, in the Araucanía Region
Malleco Province is located in Chile
Malleco Province
Malleco Province
Location in Chile
Coordinates: 38°15′S 72°15′W / 38.250°S 72.250°W / -38.250; -72.250Coordinates: 38°15′S 72°15′W / 38.250°S 72.250°W / -38.250; -72.250
Country  Chile
Region Araucanía
Capital Angol
Comunas See list
Government
 • Type Provincial
 • Governor Benigno Quiñones Lara[1]
Area[2]
 • Total 13,433.3 km2 (5,186.6 sq mi)
Population (2002 Census)[2]
 • Total 201,615
 • Density 15/km2 (39/sq mi)
Time zone CLT (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) CLST (UTC-3)
Website Official website

The Malleco Province (Spanish: Provincia de Malleco) is one of two provinces of the Chilean region of Araucanía (IX). The provincial capital is the city of Angol.

Geography[change | change source]

The Malleco province is in the northern half of the Araucanía region with an area of 13,433.3 sq mi (34,792 km2).[2] The capital, Temuco, is in the northwestern part of the province.

Malleco is bordered to the north by the Bío Bío provinces, to the east by Argentina, to the south by the Cautín province and to the west by the Arauco province.

Climate[change | change source]

The average amount of precipitation for the year in Angol-Los Estanques, at an altitude of 72 m (236 ft), is 1,094.8 mm (43.1 in). The month with the most precipitation on average is July with 238.6 mm (9.4 in) of precipitation. The month with the least precipitation on average is February with an average of 12 mm (0.5 in).[3]

Population[change | change source]

As of 2002 (last national census), there were 201,615 people living in the province, giving it a population density of 15.0 inhabitants/km².[2] The urban population was 139,261 persons (69% of the total population).

The largest city of the province, in 2002, is its capital, Angol, with 43,801 inhabitants.

Administration[change | change source]

As a province, Malleco is a second-level administrative division, consisting of 11 communes (comunas). The city of Angol serves as the provincial capital. The province is administered by a governor.

Araucanía Comunas.png
Malleco province
Code Comuna Capital Area[2]
(km²)
Population[2]
(2002)
Density
09201 22 Angol Angol 1,194.4 48,996 41.0
09202 23 Collipulli Collipulli 1,295.9 22,354 17.2
09203 24 Curacautín Curacautín 1,664.0 16,970 10.2
09204 25 Ercilla Ercilla 499.7 9,041 18.1
09205 26 Lonquimay Lonquimay 3,914.2 10,237 2.6
09206 27 Los Sauces Los Sauces 849.8 7,581 8.9
09207 28 Lumaco Lumaco 1,119.0 11,405 10.2
09208 29 Purén Purén 464.9 12,868 27.7
09209 30 Renaico Renaico 267.4 9,128 34.1
09210 31 Traiguén Traiguén 908.0 19,534 21.5
09211 32 Victoria Victoria 1,256.0 33,501 26.7
Total of Malleco province 13,433.3 201,615 15.0

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Conozca al Gobernador" (in Spanish). Gobernación Provincial de Malleco. Retrieved 23 August 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 "Región de la Araucanía" (PDF). Instituto Nacional de Estadísticas. 2007. Retrieved 23 August 2017.
  3. "Angol-Los Estanques Climate & Temperature". Climatemps.com. Retrieved 23 August 2017.

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