Provincia de Parinacota
|Region||Arica and Parinacota|
|Named for||Parinacota Volcano|
|• Governor||Roberto Lau Suárez|
|• Total||8,146.9 km2 (3,145.5 sq mi)|
|Population (2002 Census)|
|• Density||0.39/km2 (1.0/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CLT (UTC-4)|
|• Summer (DST)||CLST (UTC-3)|
|Area code(s)||56 + 58|
Parinacota Province (Spanish: Provincia de Parinacota) is a province of Chile. It belongs to the Arica and Parinacota region (XV), the northernmost and the newest of the Chilean regions. Its capital is Putre.
History[change | change source]
The Arica and Parinacota region was created on 8 October 2007 under Law 20.175, promulgated on March 23, 2007. The law divided the former Tarapacá region into two: the northern portion became the XV Arica y Parinacota Region, and the southern portion remained the I Tarapacá Region.
Geography[change | change source]
The Parinacota province has an area of 8,146.9 km2 (3,145.5 sq mi).
Population[change | change source]
Administration[change | change source]
As a province, Parinacota is a second-level administrative division, consisting of two communes (comunas): General Lagos in the northern portion and Putre in the south. The town of Putre is the provincial capital. The province is administered by a governor.
|15202||General Lagos||General Lagos||2,244.4||1,179|
|Total of the Parinacota province||8,146.9||3,156|