Bío Bío Province
The Bío Bío Province (Spanish: Provincia de Bío Bío) is one of three provinces of the Chilean region of Bío Bío (VIII). The provincial capital is the city of Los Ángeles.
Bío Bío Province
Provincia de Bío Bío
|Coordinates: 37°23′S 71°52′W / 37.383°S 71.867°WCoordinates: 37°23′S 71°52′W / 37.383°S 71.867°W|
|• Total||14,987.9 km2 (5,786.9 sq mi)|
|• Density||24/km2 (61/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC-4 (CLT)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-3 (CLST)|
The Bío Bío province is in the southeast of the Bío Bío region with an area of 14,987.9 sq mi (38,818 km2). It is the only province of the region that is not along the coast. The capital, Los Ángeles, is to the southeast of Concepción, the capital of the region.
Bío Bío is bordered to the north by the Ñuble province, to the west by the Concepción province, to the east by Argentina, to the south by the Araucanía region and to the southwest by the Arauco province .
The main river that flows through the province is the Bío Bío.
The climate of Los Ángeles is a Mediterranean climate, Cfb in the Köppen climate classification.
The average amount of precipitation for the year in Los Ángeles is 1,069.3 mm (42.1 in). The month with the most precipitation on average is May with 254 mm (10.0 in) of precipitation. The month with the least precipitation on average is February with an average of 15.2 mm (0.6 in).
The average temperature for the year in Los Ángeles is 13.9 °C (57.0 °F). The warmest month, on average, is January with an average temperature of 20 °C (68 °F). The coolest month on average is July, with an average temperature of 7.8 °C (46.0 °F).
As of 2002[update] (last national census), there were 353,315 people living in the province, giving it a population density of 23.6 inhabitants/km². The urban population was 245,775 persons (70% of the total).
The largest city of the province, in 2002, is its capital, Los Ángeles, with 117,972 inhabitants. Other cities are Mulchén (21,819 inhabitants) and Nacimiento (20,884 inhabitants).
As a province, Bío Bío is a second-level administrative division, consisting of 14 communes (comunas). The city of Los Ángeles serves as the provincial capital. The province is administered by a governor.
|08301||12 Los Ángeles||Los Ángeles||1,748.2||166,556||95.3|
|08310||18 San Rosendo||San Rosendo||92.4||3,918||42.4|
|08311||19 Santa Bárbara||Santa Bárbara||1,254.9||12,943||10.3|
|08314||8 Alto Biobío||Alto Biobío||2,124.6||7,027||3.3|
|Total of the Biobío province||14,987.9||353,315||23.6|
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 "Región del Bío-Bío" (PDF). Instituto Nacional de Estadísticas. 2007. Archived from the original (PDF) on 12 July 2018. Retrieved 2 June 2017.
- ↑ "Información Geográfica: Provincia de Bio Bío". Gobernación - Provincia de Bio Bío (in Spanish). Retrieved 13 November 2016.
- ↑ "Los Angeles, Chile - Köppen Climate Classification". Weatherbase. Retrieved 2 June 2017.
- Territorial division of Chile (in Spanish)
- Gobierno Regional del Bío Bío Official website (in Spanish)
- Province of Bío Bío website (in Spanish)