Province of Antofagasta

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Province of Antofagasta

Provincia de Antofagasta
Official seal of Province of Antofagasta
Seal
Location in Antofagasta Region
Antofagasta province, in red, in the Antofagasta Region
Province of Antofagasta is located in Chile
Province of Antofagasta
Province of Antofagasta
Location in Chile
Coordinates: 24°37′S 69°32′W / 24.617°S 69.533°W / -24.617; -69.533Coordinates: 24°37′S 69°32′W / 24.617°S 69.533°W / -24.617; -69.533
Country Chile
RegionAntofagasta
CapitalAntofagasta
Comunas
Government
 • TypeProvincial
 • GovernorFabiola Rivero Rojas
Area
 • Total67,813.5 km2 (26,182.9 sq mi)
Population
 (2002 Census)[2]
 • Total318,779
 • Density4.7/km2 (12/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-4 (CLT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-3 (CLST)
Area code(s)56 + 55
WebsiteOfficial website

The Province of Antofagasta (Spanish: Provincia de Antofagasta) is one of three provinces in the northern Chilean region of Antofagasta (II). The capital is the port city of Antofagasta.

Geography[change | change source]

The Antofagasta province has an area of 67,813.5 km2 (26,182.9 sq mi).[2]

The Antofagasta province is bordered on the north by the Tocopilla and El Loa provinces, on the east by Argentina, on the south by the Atacama region (Chañaral province) and on the west by the Pacific Ocean.

Population[change | change source]

As of 2002 (last national census), there were 318,779 people living in the province, giving it a population density of 4.7 inhabitants/km².[2]

The largest city of the province is Antofagasta, its capital, with a population, in 2002, of 285,255 inhabitants.

Administration[change | change source]

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

The Antofagasta province (communes 1, 2, 3, 4)
Antofagasta province
Code Comuna Capital Area[2]
(km²)
Population[2]
(2002)
02101 1 Antofagasta Antofagasta 30,718.1 296,905
02102 2 Mejillones Mejillones 3,803.9 8,418
02103 3 Sierra Gorda Sierra Gorda 12,886.4 2,356
02104 4 Taltal Taltal 20,405.1 11,100
Total of the Antofagasta province 67,813.5 318,779

References[change | change source]

  1. "Conozca a la Gobernadora". Gobernación Provincial de Antofagasta (in Spanish). Retrieved 27 July 2016.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 "Región de Antofagasta" (PDF). Instituto Nacional de Estadísticas. Retrieved 27 July 2016.

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