Petorca Province
Provincia de Petorca

Province

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Location in the Valparaíso Region

Petorca Province

Location in Chile

Coordinates: 32°22′S 71°06′W / 32.367°S 71.100°W / -32.367; -71.100Coordinates: 32°22′S 71°06′W / 32.367°S 71.100°W / -32.367; -71.100

Country
 Chile

Region
 Valparaíso

Capital
La Ligua

Communes

List of 5:

La Ligua
Cabildo
Zapallar
Papudo
Petorca

Government

 • Type
Provincial

 • Governor
Julio Trigo Araya (PS)

Area[1]

 • Total
4,588.9 km2 (1,771.8 sq mi)

Area rank
1

Population (2012 Census)[1]

 • Total
72,286

 • Rank
7

 • Density
16/km2 (41/sq mi)

 • Urban
50,289

 • Rural
20,321

Sex[1]

 • Men
35,647

 • Women
34,963

Time zone
CLT [2] (UTC-4)

 • Summer (DST)
CLST [3] (UTC-3)

Area code(s)
56 +

Website
Governorate of Petorca

Petorca Province (Spanish: Provincia de Petorca) is one of eight provinces of the central Chilean region of Valparaíso (V). Its capital is the city of La Ligua.

Contents

1 Administration

1.1 Communes

2 Geography and demography
3 References
4 External links

Administration[edit]
As a province, Petorca is a second-level administrative division, governed by a provincial governor who is appointed by the president.
Communes[edit]
The province comprises five communes (Spanish: comunas), each governed by a municipality consisting of an alcalde and municipal council:

La Ligua
Cabildo
Zapallar
Papudo
Petorca

Geography and demography[edit]
The province spans an area of 4,588.9 km2 (1,772 sq mi), the largest in the Valparaíso Region. According to the 2002 census, Petorca is the second least populous province in the region under Isla de Pascua (Easter Island) with a population of 70,610. At that time, there were 50,289 people living in urban areas, 20,321 people living in rural areas, 35,647 men and 34,963 women.[1]
References[edit]

^ a b c d (Spanish) Instituto Nacional de Estadísticas
^ “Chile Time”. WorldTimeZones.org. Retrieved 2010-07-28. 
^ “Chile Summer Time”. WorldTimeZones.org. Retrieved 2010-07-28. 

External links[edit]

Official link

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