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Elqui Province (Spanish: Provincia de Elqui) is a province in the Chilean region of Coquimbo (IV). The provincial capital is the city of Coquimbo.[4]

Elqui Province

Provincia de Elqui
Official seal of Elqui Province
Seal
Location in the Coquimbo Region
Location in the Coquimbo Region
Location in Chile
Location in Chile
Elqui Province
Location in Chile
Coordinates: 29°40′S 70°33′W / 29.667°S 70.550°W / -29.667; -70.550Coordinates: 29°40′S 70°33′W / 29.667°S 70.550°W / -29.667; -70.550
Country Chile
Region Coquimbo
CapitalCoquimbo
Communes
Government
 • TypeProvincial
 • GovernorDaniela Norambuena Borgheresi (RN)
Area
 • Total16,895.1 km2 (6,523.2 sq mi)
Population
 (2012 Census)[1]
 • Total442,999
 • Density26/km2 (68/sq mi)
 • Urban
325,565
 • Rural
39,806
Sex
 • Men178,492
 • Women186,879
Time zoneUTC-4 (CLT [2])
 • Summer (DST)UTC-3 (CLST [3])
Area code(s)56 + 51

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Geography and demographyEdit

According to the 2012 census by the National Statistics Institute (INE), the province spans an area of 16,895.1 km2 (6,523 sq mi)[1] and had a population of 442,999 inhabitants, giving it a population density of 21.6/km2 (56/sq mi). It is the ninth most populated province in the country. Between the 1992 and 2002 censuses, the population grew by 28.3% (80,613 persons). persons).[1]

Municipalities in the province of ElquiEdit

Elqui Valley wine regionEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e "Territorial division of Chile" (PDF) (in Spanish). National Statistics Institute. 2007. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 November 2010. Retrieved 18 March 2011.
  2. ^ "Chile Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Archived from the original on 2007-09-11. Retrieved 2010-07-28.
  3. ^ "Chile Summer Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Archived from the original on 2007-09-11. Retrieved 2010-07-28.
  4. ^ "Provincia de Elquí". Subsecretaría de Desarollo Regional y Administrativo. Gobierno de Chile. Archived from the original on 17 December 2010. Retrieved 25 July 2011.