Tocopilla

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Tocopilla
Port of Tocopilla
Port of Tocopilla
Official seal of Tocopilla
Seal
Map of Tocopilla commune in Antofagasta Region
The Tocopilla commune in Antofagasta Region
Tocopilla is located in Chile
Tocopilla
Tocopilla
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
RegionAntofagasta
ProvinceTocopilla
Founded1843
Government
 • TypeMunicipal council
 • MayorFernando San Román Bascuñán
Area
 • Total4,038.8 km2 (1,559.4 sq mi)
Elevation
154 m (505 ft)
Population
(2002 Census)[1]
 • Total23,986
 • Density5.9/km2 (15/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Tocopillian
Time zoneUTC-4 (CLT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-3 (CLST)
Area code(s)56 + 552
ClimateBWn
WebsiteOfficial 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