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Talagante Province

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

Coordinates: 33°40′S 70°55′W / 33.667°S 70.917°W / -33.667; -70.917Coordinates: 33°40′S 70°55′W / 33.667°S 70.917°W / -33.667; -70.917{{#coordinates:33|40|S|70|55|W|type:adm2nd_region:CL-RM|| |primary |name=

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Country Chile
Region Santiago Metropolitan
Capital Talagante
Communes List of 5:
Government
 â€¢ Type Provincial
Area[1]
 â€¢ Total 582.3 km2 (224.8 sq mi)
Area rank 6
Population (2012 Census)[1]
 â€¢ Total 262,665
 â€¢ Rank 4
 â€¢ Density 450/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
 â€¢ Urban 188,572
 â€¢ Rural 28,877
Sex[1]
 â€¢ Men 107,935
 â€¢ Women 109,514
Time zone CLT [2] (UTC-4)
 â€¢ Summer (DST) CLST [3] (UTC-3)
Area code 56 + 2
Website Governorate of Talagante

Talagante Province (Spanish: Provincia de Talagante, Spanish pronunciation: [talaˈɣante]) is one of six provinces of the Santiago Metropolitan Region in central Chile. The capital is the city of Talagante, located approximately Script error: No such module "convert". southwest of the national capital of Santiago. The most northeastern part of the province is included in the Santiago conurbation.

Administration

As a province, Talagante is a second-level administrative division of Chile, governed by a provincial governor who is appointed by the president.

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 smallest in the Santiago Metropolitan Region. According to the 2002 census, Talagante was the fourth most populous province in the region with a total population of 188,572. At that time, there were 188,572 people living in urban areas, 28,877 living in rural areas, 107,935 men, and 109,514 women.[1]

File:Talagante Plaza.jpg
Talagante downtown

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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