Province of El Loa
Provincia de El Loa
|Coordinates: 22°50′S 68°07′W / 22.833°S 68.117°WCoordinates: 22°50′S 68°07′W / 22.833°S 68.117°W|
|Comunas||Calama, Ollagüe, San Pedro de Atacama|
|• Governor||Claudio Andrés Lagos Gutiérrez|
|• Total||41,999.6 km2 (16,216.1 sq mi)|
|• Density||3.4/km2 (8.9/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC-4 (CLT)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-3 (CLST)|
|Area code(s)||56 + 55|
The Province of El Loa (Spanish: Provincia de El Loa) is one of three provinces of the northern Chilean region of Antofagasta (II). It is named after the longest river of Chile, the Loa. The provincial capital is Calama.
Geography[change | change source]
The El Loa province has an area of 41,999.6 km2 (16,216.1 sq mi).
The province is bordered on the north by the Tarapacá region, on the east by Bolivia, on the south by Argentina and on the west by the Antofagasta and the Tocopilla provinces.
Population[change | change source]
As of 2002[update] (last national census), there were 143,689 people living in the province, giving it a population density of 3.4 inhabitants/km².
The largest city of the province is Calama, its capital, with a population, in 2002, of 126,135 inhabitants.
Administration[change | change source]
As a province, the El Loa province is a second-level administrative division, consisting of three communes (comunas). The city of Calama serves as the provincial capital. The province is administered by a governor.
|02203||7 San Pedro de Atacama||San Pedro de Atacama||23,438.8||4,969|
|Total of the El Loa province||41,999.6||143,689|
References[change | change source]
- ↑ "Conozca al Gobernador". Gobernación Provincial de El Loa (in Spanish). Retrieved 27 July 2016.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 "Región de Antofagasta" (PDF). Instituto Nacional de Estadísticas. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 June 2016. Retrieved 27 July 2016.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Territorial division of Chile (in Spanish)
- Province of El Loa website (in Spanish)