Tarapacá Region

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Tarapacá Region
I Región de Tarapacá
Region o Chile
Banner o Tarapacá Region
Flag
Coat o Airms o Tarapacá Region
Coat of arms
Map o Tarapacá Region
Kintra Chile
Caipital Iquique
Provinces Iquique, Tamarugal
Area[1]
 • Total 41,799.5 km2 (16,138.9 sq mi)
Area rank 6
Lowest elevation 0 m (0 ft)
Population (2002)[1]
 • Total 238,950
 • Rank 12
 • Density 5.7/km2 (15/sq mi)
ISO 3166 code CL-TA
Teatro Municipal de Iquique, built durin the salt boom
Iquique
Dancers in the Fiesta de La Tirana, the main releegious festival in northren Chile

The I Tarapacá Region (Spainyie: I Región de Tarapacá) is ane o Chile's 15 regions. It borders the Chilean Arica an Parinacota Region tae the north, Bolivie's Oruro Depairtment on the east, the Antofagasta Region on the sooth an the Paceefic Ocean on the wast. The port ceety o Iquique (2002 pop. 216,419) is the region's caipital.

Hintle o the region wis ance a Peruvian province, which wis annexed bi Chile unner the 1883 Treaty o Ancón at the close o the War o the Paceefic. The region wis important economically as a steid o intense saltpeper minin, afore synthetic nitrate manufacturin became possible. A number o abandoned minin touns can still be foond in the region.

The present day Tarapacá Region wis creatit in 2007 bi subdividin the umwhile Tarapacá Region unner Law 20.175, which wis signed bi Preses Michelle Bachelet in Arica.[2]

Admeenistration[eedit | eedit soorce]

The govrenment o the region resides in the intendant, who is assigned bi the preses. Each o the region's twa provinces are further subdividit intae communes.

Province Caipital Commune Ither touns
Iquique Iquique Iquique
Alto Hospicio
Tamarugal Pozo Almonte Huara Pisagua
Alto Hospicio
Camiña
Colchane
Pica
Pozo Almonte Mamiña

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A desert climate dominates the region. Near the coast, cloudiness can limit the temperatur swing throughoot the day, but in ither drier auries, temperaturs can vary greatly as is typical in deserts. A marginal desert region can be foond ower 3,000 m (9,843 ft) abuin sea level, which sees milder temperaturs an simmer rains.[2]

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References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Tarapacá Region". Government of Chile Foreign Investment Committee. Retrieved 13 March 2010. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Arica-Parinacota Region". 9 March 2010. Retrieved 9 March 2010. 

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