Tocopilla

city in Chile

Tocopilla is a city and commune in the Antofagasta region in the north of Chile. It is the capital of the province of Tocopilla.

Tocopilla
Port of Tocopilla
Port of Tocopilla
Official seal of Tocopilla
Map of Tocopilla commune in Antofagasta Region
Tocopilla is located in Chile
Tocopilla
Tocopilla
Location in Chile
Coordinates: Coordinates: 22°5′47″S 70°12′0″W / 22.09639°S 70.20000°W / -22.09639; -70.20000
Country Chile
RegionAntofagasta
ProvinceTocopilla
Founded1843
Government
 • TypeMunicipal council
 • MayorFernando San Román Bascuñán
Area
 • Total4,038.8 km2 (1,559.4 sq mi)
Elevation
154 m (505 ft)
Population
 (2002 Census)[1]
 • Total23,986
 • Density5.9/km2 (15/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Tocopillian
Time zoneUTC-4 (CLT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-3 (CLST)
Area code(s)56 + 552
ClimateBWn
WebsiteOfficial website

GeographyEdit

The commune of Tocopilla has an area of 4,038.8 km2 (1,559.4 sq mi).[1]

The commune is bordered on the north by the Tarapacá region, on the east by the María Elena commune, on the south by the Antofagasta province and on the west by the Pacific Ocean.

PopulationEdit

As of 2002 (last national census), there were 23,986 people living in the commune, giving it a population density of 5.9 inhabitants/km².[1]

The inhabitants of Tocopilla are known as Tocopillian; in Spanish, tocopillano for men andTocopillana for women.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Región de Antofagasta" (PDF). Instituto Nacional de Estadísticas. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 June 2016. Retrieved 28 July 2016.

Other websitesEdit

  Media related to Tocopilla at Wikimedia Commons