Tamarugal Province

Tamarugal Province (Spanish: Provincia de Tamarugal) is one of two provinces in the northern Chilean region of Tarapacá. The capital is the city of Pozo Almonte.

Tamarugal Province
Provincia de Tamarugal
Salar de Coposa
Salar de Coposa
Official seal of Tamarugal Province
Location in the Tarapacá Region
Location in the Tarapacá Region
Tamarugal Province is located in Chile
Tamarugal Province
Tamarugal Province
Location in Chile
Coordinates: 20°15′34″S 69°47′10″W / 20.25944°S 69.78611°W / -20.25944; -69.78611Coordinates: 20°15′34″S 69°47′10″W / 20.25944°S 69.78611°W / -20.25944; -69.78611
Country Chile
Region Tarapacá
CapitalPozo Almonte
Communes
Government
 • TypeProvincial
 • Presidential Provincial DelegateLuz Eliana González Millas (Comunes)
Area
 • Total39,390.5 km2 (15,208.8 sq mi)
 • Rank1
Population
 (2012 Census)[2]
 • Total20,053
 • Rank2
 • Density0.51/km2 (1.3/sq mi)
 • Urban
11,876
 • Rural
10,655
Sex
 • Men14,175
 • Women8,356
Time zoneUTC-4 (CLT[3])
 • Summer (DST)[[UTC-3 ] postal_code_type =]] (CLST[4])
Area code56 + 57
WebsiteGovernment of Tamarugal

NameEdit

The province is named after Pampa del Tamarugal. Spanish name:

  • Provincia de Tamarugal: Used by the government of the province.
  • Provincia del Tamarugal: Used by the government of Chile.[5] Derived from the name El Tamarugal.
  • Provincia El Tamarugal: Derived from the name El Tamarugal.

Geography and demographyEdit

According to the 2002 census by the National Statistics Institute (INE), the province spans an area of 39,390.5 km2 (15,209 sq mi) and had a population of 22,531 inhabitants (14,175 men and 8,356 women). It is the seventh largest and ninth least populated province in the country with a population density of 0.6/km2 (2/sq mi). Between the 1992 and 2002 censuses, the population grew by 63.5% (8,748 persons).[2]

AdministrationEdit

The province is administered by a presidentially appointed delegate. Luz Eliana González Millas was appointed by president Gabriel Boric.

CommunesEdit

As a province, Tamarugal is a second-level administrative division of Chile, which is further subdivided into five communes (comunas).

Commune Area (km2)[2] 2002[2]
population
Density (km2) Government
website[6]
Pozo Almonte
(Capital)
13,765.8 10,830 0.8 link
Pica 8,934.3 6,178 0.7 link
Huara 10,474.6 2,599 0.2 link
Colchane 4,015.6 1,649 0.4 link
Camiña 2,200.2 1,275 0.6 none
Province 39,390.5 22,531 0.6 link

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "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. 2007. Retrieved 18 March 2011.
  3. ^ "Chile Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Archived from the original on 11 September 2007. Retrieved 26 September 2010.
  4. ^ "Chile Summer Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Archived from the original on 11 September 2007. Retrieved 26 September 2010.
  5. ^ "Tarapacá: Plaza de Justicia atendió a usuarios de la Provincia del Tamarugal - Ministerio de Justicia - Gobierno de Chile". www.minjusticia.gob.cl. Archived from the original on 2015-10-16.
  6. ^ "Asociacion Chilena de Municipalidades" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 19 April 2011. Retrieved 18 March 2011.

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