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Quillota Province (Spanish: Provincia de Quillota) is one of eight provinces of the central Chilean region of Valparaíso (V). Its capital is the city of Quillota (pop. 75,916).[1]

Quillota Province

Provincia de Quillota
Official seal of Quillota Province
Seal
Location in the Valparaíso Region
Location in the Valparaíso Region
Quillota Province is located in Chile
Quillota Province
Quillota Province
Location in Chile
Coordinates: 32°52′S 71°14′W / 32.867°S 71.233°W / -32.867; -71.233Coordinates: 32°52′S 71°14′W / 32.867°S 71.233°W / -32.867; -71.233
Country Chile
Region Valparaíso
CapitalQuillota
Communes
Government
 • TypeProvincial
 • GovernorJorge Genaro Ebner Paredes (UDI)
Area
 • Total1,113.1 km2 (429.8 sq mi)
Area rank7
Population
 (2012 Census)[1]
 • Total190,525
 • Rank3
 • Density170/km2 (440/sq mi)
 • Urban
151,366
 • Rural
24,551
Sex
 • Men86,620
 • Women89,297
Time zoneUTC-4 (CLT [2])
 • Summer (DST)UTC-3 (CLST [3])
Area code(s)country 56 + area 33
WebsiteGovernorate of Quillota

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AdministrationEdit

As a province, Quillota is a second-level administrative division, governed by a provincial governor who is appointed by the president.

CommunesEdit

The province comprises five communes (Spanish: comunas), each governed by a municipality consisting of an alcalde and municipal council:

HistoryEdit

On March 11, 2010, the communes of Limache and Olmué were transferred to Marga Marga Province under Law 20,368 (signed August 25, 2009).

Geography and demographyEdit

The province spans a landlocked area of 1,113.1 km2 (430 sq mi), the smallest in the Valparaíso Region with the exception of Isla de Pascua (Easter Island). According to the 2002 census, Quillota is the third most populous province in the region with a population of 175,917. At that time, there were 151,366 people living in urban areas, 24,551 people living in rural areas, 86,620 men and 89,297 women.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e ‹See Tfd›(in Spanish) Instituto Nacional de Estadísticas
  2. ^ "Chile Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Archived from the original on September 11, 2007. Retrieved 2010-07-28.
  3. ^ "Chile Summer Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Archived from the original on September 11, 2007. Retrieved 2010-07-28.

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