Quillota Province

Coordinates: 32°52′S 71°14′W / 32.867°S 71.233°W / -32.867; -71.233
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Provincia de Quillota
Official seal of Quillota

Location in the Valparaíso Region
Quillota is located in Chile
Location in Chile
Coordinates: 32°52′S 71°14′W / 32.867°S 71.233°W / -32.867; -71.233
Country Chile
ComunasQuillota, La Calera, Hijuelas, La Cruz, Nogales
 • TypeProvincial
 • GovernorCésar Antonio Barra Rozas
 • Total1,113.1 km2 (429.8 sq mi)
 (2002 Census)[2]
 • Total175,917
 • Density160/km2 (410/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-4 (CLT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-3 (CLST)
WebsiteOfficial website

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

Geography[change | change source]

The Quillota province is the second smallest province in the Valparaíso region with an area of 1,113.1 km2 (429.8 sq mi); only the Isla de Pascua province is smaller.[2]

The Quillota province is bordered to the north by the Petorca province, to the east by the San Felipe de Aconcagua province and the Santiago Metropolitan Region, and to the south and west by the Valparaíso province.

Population[change | change source]

As of 2002 (last national census), there were 175,917 people living in the province, giving it a population density of 158.0 inhabitants/km².[2]

The largest city of the province is Quillota, its capital, with a population, in 2002, of 62,231 inhabitants.[2]

Administration[change | change source]

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

Quillota province
Code Comuna Capital Area[2]
05501 17 Quillota Quillota 302.0 75,916 251.4
05502 12 La Calera La Calera 60.5 49,503 818.2
05503 11 Hijuelas Hijuelas 267.2 16,014 59.9
05504 13 La Cruz La Cruz 78.2 12,851 164.3
05506 15 Nogales Nogales 405.2 21,633 53.4
Total of the Quillota province 1,113.1 175,917 158.0

The comunas Limache (number 14 in the map) and Olmué (number 16 in the map) were transferred to the Marga Marga province in 2010.

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Conozca al Gobernador". Gobernación - Provincia de Quillota (in Spanish). Retrieved 25 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. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 25 August 2017.

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