Regions of Chile

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Chile is divided into 15 regions (in Spanish, regiones; singular región), which are the first-level administrative division in the country. Each region is ruled by an intendant (intendente), designated by the President, and a body elected indirectly known as regional board (consejo regional).

Regions are divided into provinces (second-level administrative division), each of them ruled by a governor (gobernador), designated by the President too. There are 54 provinces, in total. Provinces are further divided into communes or comunas (third and lowest level administrative division), which are governed by municipalities.

List of regions[change | change source]

Code Region Capital Provinces Comunas Area
(km²)
Population
(2015)
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XV Arica and Parinacota Arica 2 4 16,873.3 239,126
I Tarapacá Iquique 2 7 42,225.8 336,769
II Antofagasta Antofagasta 3 9 126,049.1 622,640
III Atacama Copiapó 3 9 75,176.2 312,486
IV Coquimbo La Serena 3 15 40,579.9 77,1085
V Valparaíso Valparaíso 8 38 16396.1 1,825,757
RM Santiago Santiago 6 52 15,403.2 7,314,176
VI O'Higgins Rancagua 3 33 16,387.0 918,751
VII Maule Talca 4 30 30,296.1 1,042,989
VIII Bío Bío Concepción 4 54 37,068.7 2,114,286
IX Araucanía Temuco 2 32 31,842.3 989,798
XIV Los Ríos Valdivia 2 12 18,429.5 404,432
X Los Lagos Puerto Montt 4 30 48,583.6 841,123
XI Aysén Coihaique 4 10 108,494.4 108,328
XII Magallanes Punta Arenas 4 11 132,297.2 164,661
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Arica y Parinacota | Tarapacá | Antofagasta | Atacama | Coquimbo | Valparaíso | O'Higgins | Maule | Bío Bío | La Araucanía | Los Ríos | Los Lagos | Aysén | Magallanes y la Antártica Chilena | RM Santiago