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Cordillera Province (Spanish: Provincia de Cordillera) is one of six provinces in the Santiago Metropolitan Region of central Chile. Its topography includes a small area of Chile's central valley, glaciers, rivers, volcanoes, and the Andes range, which forms the border with Mendoza Province in Argentina. The provincial capital of Puente Alto lies approximately 21 km (13 mi) south-southeast of Santiago.

Cordillera Province

Provincia de Cordillera
Official seal of Cordillera Province
Location in the Santiago Metropolitan Region Region
Location in the Santiago Metropolitan Region Region
Cordillera Province is located in Chile
Cordillera Province
Cordillera Province
Location in Chile
Coordinates: 33°43′S 70°14′W / 33.717°S 70.233°W / -33.717; -70.233Coordinates: 33°43′S 70°14′W / 33.717°S 70.233°W / -33.717; -70.233
RegionSantiago Metropolitan Region
CapitalPuente Alto
CommunesSee article
 • TypeProvincial
 • GovernorMireya Chocair Lahsen (RN)
 • Total5,528.3 km2 (2,134.5 sq mi)
Area rank1
 (2012 Census)[1]
 • Total608,235
 • Rank2
 • Density110/km2 (280/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Rural
 • Men256,193
 • Women266,663
Time zoneUTC-4 (CLT [2])
 • Summer (DST)UTC-3 (CLST [3])
Area code56 + 2
WebsiteGovernorate of Cordillera


As a province, Cordillera is a second-level administrative division of Chile, governed by a provincial governor who is appointed by the president. The current governor is Caterina Klein Plesnar.[4]


The province comprises three communes, each governed by a municipality consisting of an alcalde and municipal council: Pirque, Puente Alto and San José de Maipo.

Geography and demographyEdit

The provincial area is 5,528.3 km2 (5,528 km2), making it the largest province in the region. According to the 2002 census, Cordillera was the second most populous province in the region with a total population of 522,856. At that time, there were 511,565 people living in urban areas, 11,291 living in rural areas, 256,193 men, and 266,663 women.[1]



  1. ^ a b c d (in Spanish) Instituto Nacional de Estadísticas
  2. ^ "Chile Time". Archived from the original on 2007-09-11. Retrieved 2010-07-28.
  3. ^ "Chile Summer Time". Archived from the original on 2007-09-11. Retrieved 2010-07-28.
  4. ^ "Governorate of Cordillera" (in Spanish). Retrieved 4 March 2014.

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