Valparaíso Region

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Coordinates: 29°54′S 71°15′W / 29.900°S 71.250°W / -29.900; -71.250
Valparaíso Region (V Región de Valparaíso)
Region of Chile
Valparaiso view from La Sebastiana.jpg
Valparaiso from La Sebastiana
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Country  Chile
Provinces Petorca, Los Andes, San Felipe de Aconcagua, Quillota, Quilpué, Valparaíso, San Antonio, Easter Island
Capital Valparaíso
 - coordinates 29°54′S 71°15′W / 29.900°S 71.250°W / -29.900; -71.250
Lowest point Sea level
 - elevation m (0 ft)
Area 16,396.1 km² (6,331 sq mi) [1]
Population 1,825,757 (2015) [2]
Density 111 /km² (287 /sq mi)
Intendant Gabriel Aldoney Vargas[3]
ISO 3166-2 CL-VS
Valparaiso , in red, in Chile
Valparaiso , in red, in Chile
Website: Official website (Spanish)

The V Valparaiso Region (Spanish: V Región de Valparaiso) is one of Chile's 15 first order administrative divisions.

The capital of the region is the city of Valparaiso, an important Chilean seaport. Other important cities are Viña del Mar, Quillota, Quilpué and Villa Alemana.

History[change | change source]

Valparaíso was made a province in 1842. In January 1928, Valparaíso was made part of the new province of Aconcagua but in 1936 was made again a province. In 1974, with the creation of the Regions of Chile, Valparaíso became one of the Chilean regions.

Geography[change | change source]

The Valparaíso region borders the Coquimbo region to the north, Argentina and Santiago Metropolitan Region on the east, the Santiago Metropolitan Region region on the south, the O'Higgins region on the southwestern and the Pacific Ocean on the west.[1]

The three main rivers are:[1]

  • Petorca, 120 km (75 mi) long.
  • La Ligua, 110 km (68 mi) long.
  • Aconcagua, 190 km (120 mi) long.

Population[change | change source]

As of 2015, there were (estimated) 1,825,757 persons living in the region,[2] for a population density of 111.4 inhabitants/km².

The largest city in the region is Viña del Mar, with 286, 931 inhabitants (2002 census). The capital of the region, Valparaíso, had in 2002 263,499 inhabitants.

Administration[change | change source]

The Valparaíso region is divided in eight provinces:

Valparaíso Region - Provinces and comunas
Provinces Capital Code[4] Comunas Area[1]
(km²)
Population[1]
(2002)
Density
Valparaíso
(051)
Valparaíso 05101 Valparaíso 401.6 275,982 687.2
05102 Casablanca 952.5 21,874 23.0
05103 Concón 76.0 32,273 424.6
05104 Juan Fernández 147.5 633 4.3
05105 Puchuncaví 299.9 12,954 43.2
05107 Quintero 147.5 21,174 143.6
05109 Viña del Mar 121.6 286,931 2,359.6
Total of the Valparaíso province 2,146.6 651,821 303.7
Isla de Pascua
(052)
Hanga Roa 05201 Isla de Pascua 3,791
Total of the Isla de Pascua province 163.6 3,791 23.2
Los Andes
(053)
Los Andes 05301 Los Andes 1,248.3 60,198 48.2
05302 Calle Larga 321.7 10,393 32.3
05303 Rinconada 122.5 6,692 54.6
05304 San Esteban 1,361.6 14,400 10.6
Total of the Los Andes province 3,054.1 91,683 30.0
Petorca
(054)
La Ligua 05401 La Ligua 1,163.4 31,987 27.5
05402 Cabildo 1,455.3 18,916 13.0
05403 Papudo 165.6 4,608 27.8
05404 Petorca 1,516.6 9,440 6.2
05405 Zapallar 288.0 5,659 19.6
Total of the Petorca province 4,588.9 70,610 15.4
Quillota
(055)
Quillota 05501 Quillota 302.0 75,916 251.4
05502 La Calera 60.5 49,503 818.2
05503 Hijuelas 267.2 16,014 59.9
05504 La Cruz 78.2 12,851 164.3
05506 Nogales 405.2 21,633 53.4
Total of the Quillota province 1,113.1 175,917 158.0
San Antonio
(056)
San Antonio 05601 San Antonio 404.5 87,205 215.6
05602 Algarrobo 175.6 8,601 49.0
05603 Cartagena 245.9 16,875 68.6
05604 El Quisco 50.7 9,467 186.7
05605 El Tabo 98.8 7,028 71.1
05606 Santo Domingo 536.1 7,418 13.8
Total of the San Antonio province 1,511.6 136,594 90.4
San Felipe de Aconcagua
(057)
San Felipe 05701 San Felipe 185.9 64,126 344.9
05702 Catemu 361.6 12,112 33.5
05703 Llaillay 349.1 21,644 62.0
05704 Panquehue 121.9 6,567 53.9
05705 Putaendo 1,474.4 14,649 9.9
05706 Santa María 166.3 12,813 77.0
Total of the San Felipe province 2,659.2 131,911 49.6
Marga Marga[N 1]
(058)
Quilpué 05801 Quilpué 536.9 128,578 239.5
05802 Limache 293.8 39,219 133.5
05803 Olmué 231.8 14,105 60.8
05804 Villa Alemana 96.5 95,623 990.9
Total of the Marga Marga province 1,159.0 277,525 239.5
Total of the region 16,396.1 1,539,852 93.9
  1. The province of Marga Marga was created in 2010 with 2 communes of Valparaíso, Quilpué and Villa Alemana, and 2 communes of the province of Quillota, Limache and Olmué.

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References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "Región de Valparaíso" (PDF). Instituto Nacional de Estadísticas. Retrieved 4 September 2016.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Población país y regiones - Actualización 2002-2012 y Proyección 2013-2020" (XLS) (in Spanish). Instituto Nacional de Estadísticas (INE). 4 September 2014. Retrieved 25 August 2016.
  3. "Intendente". Región de Valparaíso. Retrieved 4 September 2016.
  4. "Código Único Territorial (CUT)" (XLS). Instituto Nacional de Estadísticas. Retrieved 4 September 2016.

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