Coyhaique Province

Coyhaique Province (Spanish: Provincia de Coyhaique) is one of four provinces of the southern Chilean region of Aisen (XI). Its capital city is Coyhaique. It is the most populous of provinces in the Aysén Region.[2]

Coyhaique Province
Provincia de Coyhaique
Official seal of Coyhaique Province

Location in the Aysén del General Carlos Ibáñez del Campo Region
Location in Chile
Location in Chile
Coyhaique Province
Location in Chile
Coordinates: 45°00′S 72°00′W / 45.000°S 72.000°W / -45.000; -72.000Coordinates: 45°00′S 72°00′W / 45.000°S 72.000°W / -45.000; -72.000
Lago Verde
 • TypeProvincial
 • GovernorNéstor Mera Muñoz
 • Total12,942.5 km2 (4,997.1 sq mi)
 (2012 Census)[2]
 • Total54,575
 • Density4.2/km2 (11/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Rural
 • Men26,108
 • Women24,995
Time zoneUTC-4 (CLT[3])
 • Summer (DST)UTC-3 (CLST[4])


As a province, Coyhaique is a second-level administrative division of Chile, which is further sub-divided into two communes (comunas), Coyhaique and Lago Verde, each of which is governed by a municipality headed by an alcalde. The province is administered by a presidentially appointed governor. Néstor Mera Muñoz was appointed by president Sebastián Piñera.[1]

Geography and demographyEdit

According to the 2002 census by the National Statistics Institute (INE), the province spans an area of 12,942.5 km2 (4,997 sq mi)[2] and had a population of 51,103 inhabitants (26,108 men and 24,995 women), giving it a population density of 3.9/km2 (10/sq mi). Of these, 44,850 (87.8%) lived in urban areas and 6,253 (12.2%) in rural areas. Between the 1992 and 2002 censuses, the population grew by 14.9% (6,638 persons).[2]

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Gobierno de Chile: Gobernadores". Government of Chile (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 7 July 2011. Retrieved 18 March 2011.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Territorial division of Chile" (PDF) (in Spanish). National Statistics Institute (INE). 2007. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 March 2012. Retrieved 18 March 2011.
  3. ^ "Chile Time". Archived from the original on 11 September 2007. Retrieved 28 July 2010.
  4. ^ "Chile Summer Time". Archived from the original on 11 September 2007. Retrieved 28 July 2010.