Province of Tocopilla

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Province of Tocopilla

Provincia de Tocopilla
Official seal of Province of Tocopilla
Seal
Location in the Antofagasta Region
The Tocopilla province, in red, in the Antofagasta Region
Province of Tocopilla is located in Chile
Province of Tocopilla
Province of Tocopilla
Location in Chile
Coordinates: 21°55′S 69°48′W / 21.917°S 69.800°W / -21.917; -69.800Coordinates: 21°55′S 69°48′W / 21.917°S 69.800°W / -21.917; -69.800
Country Chile
RegionAntofagasta
CapitalTocopilla
ComunasTocopilla, María Elena
Government
 • TypeProvincial
 • GovernorSergio Carvajal Salas
Area
 • Total16,236 km2 (6,269 sq mi)
Population
(2002 Census)[2]
 • Total31,516
 • Density1.9/km2 (5.0/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-4 (CLT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-3 (CLST)
Area code(s)56 + 55
WebsiteOfficial website

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

Geography[change | change source]

The Tocopilla province has an area of 16,236 km2 (6,269 sq mi).[2]

The province is bordered on the north by the Tarapacá region, on the east by the El Loa province, on the south by the Antofagasta province and on the west by the Pacific Ocean.

Population[change | change source]

As of 2002 (last national census), there were 31,516 people living in the province, giving it a population density of 1.9 inhabitants/km².[2]

The largest city of the province is Tocopilla, its capital, with a population, in 2002, of 23,352 inhabitants.

Administration[change | change source]

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

The Tocopilla province, in yellow (communes 8, 9)
Tocopilla province
Code Comuna Capital Area[2]
(km²)
Population[2]
(2002)
02301 9 Tocopilla Tocopilla 4,038.8 23,986
02302 8 María Elena María Elena 12,197.2 7,530
Total of the Tocopilla province 16,236.0 31,516

References[change | change source]

  1. "Conozca al Gobernador". Gobernación Provincial de Tocopilla (in Spanish). Retrieved 28 July 2016.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 "Región de Antofagasta" (PDF). Instituto Nacional de Estadísticas. Retrieved 28 July 2016.

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