The Arica Province (Spanish: Provincia de Arica) is a province of Chile. It belongs to the Arica and Parinacota (XV), the northernmost and the newest of the Chilean regions. Its capital is the port city of Arica.
Provincia de Arica
|Region||Arica and Parinacota|
|• Governor||Ricardo Sanzana Oteiza|
|• Total||8,726.4 km2 (3,369.3 sq mi)|
|• Density||21/km2 (55/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC-4 (CLT)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-3 (CLST)|
|Area code(s)||56 + 58|
Arica is bordered on the north by the Tacna province of Peru, on the south by the Tamarugal province in the Tarapacá region, on the east by the Parinacota province and on the west by the Pacific Ocean.
As a province, Arica is a second-level administrative division, consisting of two communes (comunas): Arica in the northern portion and Camarones in the south. The coastal city of Arica serves as the provincial capital. The province is administered by a governor.
|Total of the Arica province||8,726.4||186,488|