Province of El Loa

province of Chile

The Province of El Loa (Spanish: Provincia de El Loa) is one of three provinces of the northern Chilean region of Antofagasta (II). It is named after the longest river of Chile, the Loa. The provincial capital is Calama.

Province of El Loa
Provincia de El Loa
Official seal of Province of El Loa
Location in the Antofagasta Region
Province of El Loa is located in Chile
Province of El Loa
Province of El Loa
Location in Chile
Coordinates: 22°50′S 68°07′W / 22.833°S 68.117°W / -22.833; -68.117Coordinates: 22°50′S 68°07′W / 22.833°S 68.117°W / -22.833; -68.117
Country Chile
RegionAntofagasta
CapitalCalama
ComunasCalama, Ollagüe, San Pedro de Atacama
Government
 • TypeProvincial
 • GovernorClaudio Andrés Lagos Gutiérrez
Area
 • Total41,999.6 km2 (16,216.1 sq mi)
Population
 (2002 Census)[2]
 • Total143,689
 • Density3.4/km2 (8.9/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-4 (CLT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-3 (CLST)
Area code(s)56 + 55
WebsiteOfficial website

GeographyEdit

The El Loa province has an area of 41,999.6 km2 (16,216.1 sq mi).[2]

The province is bordered on the north by the Tarapacá region, on the east by Bolivia, on the south by Argentina and on the west by the Antofagasta and the Tocopilla provinces.

PopulationEdit

As of 2002 (last national census), there were 143,689 people living in the province, giving it a population density of 3.4 inhabitants/km².[2]

The largest city of the province is Calama, its capital, with a population, in 2002, of 126,135 inhabitants.

AdministrationEdit

As a province, the El Loa province is a second-level administrative division, consisting of three communes (comunas). The city of Calama serves as the provincial capital. The province is administered by a governor.

 
The Antofagasta province (communes 5, 6, 7)
El Loa province
Code Comuna Capital Area[2]
(km²)
Population[2]
(2002)
02201 5 Calama Calama 15,596.9 138,402
02202 6 Ollagüe Ollagüe 2,963.9 318
02203 7 San Pedro de Atacama San Pedro de Atacama 23,438.8 4,969
Total of the El Loa province 41,999.6 143,689

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Conozca al Gobernador". Gobernación Provincial de El Loa (in Spanish). Retrieved 27 July 2016.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 "Región de Antofagasta" (PDF). Instituto Nacional de Estadísticas. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 June 2016. Retrieved 27 July 2016.

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