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Melipilla Province

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Melipilla Province
Provincia de Melipilla
Province
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Location in the Santiago Metropolitan Region
Location in the Santiago Metropolitan Region
Location in Chile

Coordinates: 33°44′S 71°11′W / 33.733°S 71.183°W / -33.733; -71.183Coordinates: 33°44′S 71°11′W / 33.733°S 71.183°W / -33.733; -71.183{{#coordinates:33|44|S|71|11|W|type:adm2nd_region:CL-RM|| |primary |name=

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Country Chile
Region Santiago Metropolitan
Capital Melipilla
Communes
Government
 • Type Provincial
 • Governor Paula Andrea Gárate Rojas
Area[1]
 • Total 4,065.7 km2 (1,569.8 sq mi)
Area rank 2
Population (2012 Census)[1]
 • Rank 5
 • Urban 80,790
 • Rural 60,375
Sex[1]
 • Men 71,595
 • Women 69,570
Time zone CLT [2] (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) CLST [3] (UTC-3)
Area code 56 + 2
Website Governorate of Melipilla

Melipilla Province (Spanish: Provincia de Melipilla) is one of six provinces in the Santiago Metropolitan Region of central Chile. The provincial capital is the city of Melipilla.

Administration

As a province, Melipilla is a second-level administrative division of Chile, governed by a provincial governor who is appointed by the president. On March 18, 2010, Paula Andrea Gárate Rojas was appointed by governor by president Sebastián Piñera.

Communes

The province comprises five communes (Spanish: comunas), each governed by a municipality consisting of an alcalde and municipal council:

Geography and demography

The province spans an area of Script error: No such module "convert"., the second largest in the Santiago Metropolitan Region. According to the 2002 census, Melipilla was the fifth most populous province in the region with a total population of 141,165. At that time, there were 80,790 people living in urban areas, 60,375 living in rural areas, 71,595 men, and 69,570 women.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b c d Invalid language code. Instituto Nacional de Estadísticas
  2. ^ "Chile Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Retrieved 2010-07-28. 
  3. ^ "Chile Summer Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Retrieved 2010-07-28. 

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