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Copiapó Province

Copiapó Province
Provincia de Copiapó
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Location in the Atacama Region
Location in the Atacama Region
Location in Chile

Coordinates: 27°27′S 70°00′W / 27.450°S 70.000°W / -27.450; -70.000Coordinates: 27°27′S 70°00′W / 27.450°S 70.000°W / -27.450; -70.000{{#coordinates:27|27|S|70|00|W|type:adm2nd_region:CL-AT|| |primary |name=

Country 23x15px Chile
Region 23x15px Atacama
Capital Copiapó
Communes Copiapó
Tierra Amarilla
 • Type Provincial
 • Governor Nicolás Noman Garrido
 • Total 32,538.5 km2 (12,563.2 sq mi)
Population (2012 Census)[2]
 • Total 183,973
 • Density 5.7/km2 (15/sq mi)
 • Urban 148,101
 • Rural 7,612
 • Men 79,436
 • Women 76,277
Time zone CLT [3] (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) CLST [4] (UTC-3)
Area code(s) 56 + 52

Copiapó Province (Spanish: Provincia de Copiapó) is one of three provinces of the northern Chilean region of Atacama (III). Its capital is the city of Copiapó.

Geography and demography

According to the 2012 census by the National Statistics Institute (INE), the province spans an area of Script error: No such module "convert".[2] and had a population of 183,973 inhabitants, giving it a population density of Script error: No such module "convert".. It is the tenth largest province in the country. Between the 1992 and 2002 censuses, the population grew by 24.9% (31,021 persons).[2]


As a province, Copiapó is a second-level administrative division of Chile, which is further divided into three communes (comunas). The province is administered by a presidentially appointed governor. Nicolás Noman Garrido was appointed by president Sebastián Piñera.[1]


  1. Copiapó
  2. Caldera
  3. Tierra Amarilla


  1. ^ a b "Gobierno de Chile: Gobernadores". Government of Chile (in español). Retrieved 18 March 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Territorial division of Chile" (PDF) (in español). National Statistics Institute. 2007. Retrieved 18 March 2011. 
  3. ^ "Chile Time". Retrieved 2010-07-28. 
  4. ^ "Chile Summer Time". Retrieved 2010-07-28.