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Marga Marga Province

Coordinates: 33°01′S 71°17′W / 33.017°S 71.283°W / -33.017; -71.283
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Marga Marga
Provincia de Marga Marga
Official seal of Marga Marga

Location in the Valparaíso Region
Marga Marga is located in Chile
Marga Marga
Marga Marga
Location in Chile
Coordinates: 33°01′S 71°17′W / 33.017°S 71.283°W / -33.017; -71.283
Country Chile
ComunasQuilpué, Villa Alemana, Limache, Olmué
 • TypeProvincial
 • GovernorChristián Arturo Cárdenas Silva
 • Total1,159 km2 (447 sq mi)
 (2002 Census)[2]
 • Total277,525
 • Density240/km2 (620/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-4 (CLT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-3 (CLST)
Area code(s)+56-32 (Quilpué and Villa Alemana)
+56-33 (Limache y Olmué)
WebsiteOfficial website

Marga Marga Province (Spanish: Provincia de Marga Marga) is one of eight provinces of the central Chilean region of Valparaíso (V). The city of Quilpué is the capital of the province.

The province of Marga Marga was created in 2010 with 2 communes of the Valparaíso province, Quilpué and Villa Alemana, and 2 communes of the province of Quillota, Limache and Olmué.

Geography[change | change source]

The Marga Marga province has an area of 1,159 sq mi (3,000 km2), the sixth largest province in the Valparaíso region; only the Quillota and Isla de Pascua provinces are smaller.[2]

Marga Marga is a landlocked province (it does not border the ocean) and is bordered on the north by the Quillota province, on the east and south by Santiago Metropolitan region, and to the west by the Valparaíso province.

Population[change | change source]

As of 2002 (last national census), there were 277,525 people living in the province, giving it a population density of 239.5 inhabitants/km².[2]

The largest city of the province is Quilpué, its capital, with a population, in 2002, of 128,578 inhabitants. Other cities are Villa Alemana (95,623), Limache (39,219) and Olmué (14,105).[3]

Administration[change | change source]

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

Marga Marga province
Code Comuna Capital Area[3]
05801 Quilpué Quilpué 536.9 128,578 239.5
05802 Limache Limache 293.8 39,219 133.5
05803 Olmué Olmué 231.8 14,105 60.8
05804 Villa Alemana Villa Alemana 96.5 95,623 990.9
Total of the Marga Marga province 1,159.0 277,525 239.5

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References[change | change source]

  1. "Autoridad". Gobernación - Provincia de Marga Marga (in Spanish). Retrieved 9 September 2016.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Calculated adding the values of the 4 communes that are parts of the new province.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Región de Valparaíso" (PDF). Instituto Nacional de Estadísticas. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 5 September 2016.

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