Arica Province

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Arica Province

Provincia de Arica
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Location in Arica an Parinacota Region
Location in Arica an Parinacota Region
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Coordinates: 18°28′30″S 70°18′52″W / 18.47500°S 70.31444°W / -18.47500; -70.31444
KintraChile
RegionArica an Parinacota
CaipitalArica
CommunesArica
Camarones
Govrenment
 • TeepProvincial
 • GovrenorJosé Durana Semir (UDI)
Area
 • Total8726.4 km2 (3,369.3 sq mi)
Population
 (2002 Census)[2]
 • Total186,488
 • Density21/km2 (55/sq mi)
 • Urban
175441
 • Landwart
11047
Sex
 • Men92,487
 • Weemen94,001
Time zoneUTC-4 (CLT [3])
 • Summer (DST)UTC-3 (CLST [4])
Area code(s)56 + 58
WebsiteOfficial website (in Spaingie)

Arica Province (Spaingie: Provincia de Arica) is ane o twa provinces o Chile's northmaist an maist recently creatit region, Arica an Parinacota (XV). The province is bordered on the north bi the Tacna Province o Peru, on the sooth bi the Tamarugal Province in the Tarapacá Region, on the east the Parinacota Province an on the wast bi the Paceefic Ocean. Its caipital is the port ceety o Arica.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

On 8 October 2007, Law 20.175 entered intae force, effective on 23 Mairch 2007. It wis signed by Preses Michelle Bachelet in the ceety o Arica. At a ceremony held on that fore-nuin, the commonty receivit in new milestane in its history.

The law dividit the umwhile Tarapacá Region into twa: the northren portion became the XV Arica an Parinacota Region, an the soothren portion remained the I Tarapacá Region.

Geografie an demografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

Accordin tae the 2002 census bi the Naitional Statistics Institute (INE), the province spans a aurie o 8,726.4 km2 (3,369 sq mi) an haed a population o 186,488 inhabitants (92,487 men an 94,001 weemen), givin it a population density o 21.4/km2 (55/sq mi). Atween the 1992 an 2002 censuses, the population grew bi 9.5% (16,184 persons).[2]

Admeenistration[eedit | eedit soorce]

As a province, Arica is a seicont-level admeenistrative diveesion o Chile, consistin o twa communes (comunas): Arica in the northren portion an Camarones in the sooth. The coastal ceety o Arica serves as the provincial caipital. The province is admeenistered bi a presidentially appointit govrenor. José Durana Semir wis appointit bi preses Sebastián Piñera.[1]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. a b (in Spaingie) "Gobierno de Chile: Gobernadores". Government of Chile. Retrieved 18 Mairch 2011.
  2. a b c d (in Spaingie) "Territorial division of Chile" (PDF). National Statistics Institute. 2007. Archived frae the original (PDF) on 11 Juin 2008. Retrieved 18 Mairch 2011.
  3. "Chile Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Archived frae the original on 13 Julie 2010. Retrieved 28 Julie 2010. Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (help)
  4. "Chile Summer Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Retrieved 28 Julie 2010.

Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]

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