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City and Commune
Port of Tocopilla
Port of Tocopilla
Official seal of Tocopilla
Map of Tocopilla commune in Antofagasta Region
The Tocopilla commune in Antofagasta Region
Tocopilla is located in Chile
Location in Chile
Coordinates: Coordinates: 22°5′47″S 70°12′0″W / 22.09639°S 70.20000°W / -22.09639; -70.20000
Country  Chile
Region Antofagasta
Province Tocopilla
Founded 1843
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Fernando San Román Bascuñán
 • Total 4,038.8 km2 (1,559.4 sq mi)
Elevation 154 m (505 ft)
Population (2002 Census)[1]
 • Total 23,986
 • Density 5.9/km2 (15/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Tocopillian
Time zone CLT (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) CLST (UTC-3)
Area code(s) 56 + 552
Climate BWn
Website Official website

Tocopilla is a city and commune in the Antofagasta region in the north of Chile. It is the capital of the province of Tocopilla.

Geography[change | change source]

The commune of Tocopilla has an area of 4,038.8 km2 (1,559.4 sq mi).[1]

The commune is bordered on the north by the Tarapacá region, on the east by the María Elena commune, 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 23,986 people living in the commune, giving it a population density of 5.9 inhabitants/km².[1]

The inhabitants of Tocopilla are known as Tocopillian; in Spanish, tocopillano for men andTocopillana for women.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Región de Antofagasta" (PDF). Instituto Nacional de Estadísticas. Retrieved 28 July 2016.

Other websites[change | change source]

Media related to Tocopilla at Wikimedia Commons