Petorca Province

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Petorca

Provincia de Petorca
Official seal of Petorca
Seal
Location in the Valparaíso Region
Petorca, in red, in the Valparaíso Region
Petorca is located in Chile
Petorca
Petorca
Location in Chile
Coordinates: 32°22′S 71°06′W / 32.367°S 71.100°W / -32.367; -71.100Coordinates: 32°22′S 71°06′W / 32.367°S 71.100°W / -32.367; -71.100
Country Chile
RegionValparaíso
CapitalLa Ligua
ComunasLa Ligua, Cabildo, Zapallar, Papudo, Petorca
Government
 • TypeProvincial
 • GovernorHernán Quezada Sepúlveda
Area
 • Total4,588.9 km2 (1,771.8 sq mi)
Population
 (2002 Census)[2]
 • Total70,610
 • Density15/km2 (40/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-4 (CLT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-3 (CLST)
WebsiteOfficial website

The Petorca Province (Spanish: Provincia de Petorca) is one of eight provinces of the central Chilean region of Valparaíso (V). Its capital is the city of La Ligua.

Geography[change | change source]

The Petorca province is the largest province in the Valparaíso region with an area of 4,588.9 km2 (1,771.8 sq mi).[2]

The Petorca province is the most northern of the provinces of the region and is on the coast along the Pacific Ocean. It is bordered to the north by the Coquimbo region, to the east by the San Felipe de Aconcagua province, to the south by the Quillota province, and to the west by the Pacific Ocean.

Population[change | change source]

As of 2002 (last national census), there were 70,610 people living in the province, giving it a population density of 15.4 inhabitants/km².[2]

The largest city of the province is La Ligua, its capital, with a population, in 2002, of 17,048 inhabitants.[2]

Administration[change | change source]

As a province, Petorca is a second-level administrative division, consisting of six communes (comunas). The city of La Ligua serves as the provincial capital. The province is administered by a governor.

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Petorca province
Code[3] Comuna Capital Area[2]
(km²)
Population[2]
(2002)
Density
05401 7 La Ligua La Ligua 1,163.4 31,987 27.5
05402 6 Cabildo Cabildo 1,455.3 18,916 13.0
05403 8 Papudo Papudo 165.6 4,608 27.8
05404 9 Petorca Petorca 1,516.6 9,440 6.2
05405 10 Zapallar Zapallar 288.0 5,659 19.6
Total of the Petorca province 4,588.9 70,610 15.4

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Conozca al Gobernador". Gobernación - Provincia de Petorca (in Spanish). Retrieved 24 August 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 "Región de Valparaíso" (PDF). Instituto Nacional de Estadísticas. Retrieved 24 August 2017.
  3. "Código Único Territorial (CUT)" (XLS). Retrieved 24 August 2017.

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