Tarapacá Region

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Tarapacá Region

I Región de Tarapacá
Banner o Tarapacá Region
Coat o Airms o Tarapacá Region
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Map of Tarapacá Region
Map of Tarapacá Region
Kintra Chile
ProvincesIquique, Tamarugal
 • Total41799.5 km2 (16,138.9 sq mi)
Area rank6
Lowest elevation
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 • Total238,950
 • Rank12
 • Density5.7/km2 (15/sq mi)
ISO 3166 codeCL-TA
Teatro Municipal de Iquique, biggit durin the salt boom
Dancers in the Fiesta de La Tirana, the main releegious festival in northren Chile

The I Tarapacá Region (Spaingie: 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 nummer 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 faur subdividit intae communes.

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

Climate[eedit | eedit soorce]

A desert climate dominates the region. Near the coast, cloudiness can leemit the temperatur swing throughoot the day, but in ither drier auries, temperaturs can vary greatly as is teepical 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. a b "Tarapacá Region". Government of Chile Foreign Investment Committee. Archived frae the original on 11 Mey 2020. Retrieved 13 Mairch 2010.
  2. a b "Arica-Parinacota Region". 9 Mairch 2010. Archived frae the original on 10 Mey 2020. Retrieved 9 Mairch 2010.

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