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Melipilla Province

Melipilla Province
Provincia de Melipilla
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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=

Country Chile
Region Santiago Metropolitan
Capital Melipilla
 • Type Provincial
 • Governor Paula Andrea Gárate Rojas
 • 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
 • 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.


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.


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]


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

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