Arica y Parinacota Region facts for kids
|Arica and Parinacota (XV Región de Arica y Parinacota)|
|Region of Chile|
Parinacota (volcano) and Chungara lake
|Highest point||Parinacota volcano|
|- elevation||6,348 m (20,827 ft)|
|Lowest point||Sea level|
|- elevation||0 m (0 ft)|
|Area||16,873.3 km² (6,515 sq mi)|
|Density||14 /km² (36 /sq mi)|
|Intendant||Gladys Acuña Rosales|
|Website: Official website (Spanish)|
The XV Arica and Parinacota Region (Spanish: XV Región de Arica y Parinacota) is one of Chile's 15 first order administrative divisions. It is the country's newest region, created under Law 20.175. It became operational on 8 October 2007.
Chile's former Tarapacá region was a former Peruvian province, which was occupied by Chile under the 1883 Treaty of Ancón at the close of the War of the Pacific, and then formally annexed in 1929 by the Treaty of Lima.
|Tacna (Peru)||La Paz (Bolivia)|
|Pacific Ocean||Oruro (Bolivia)|
|Arica and Parinacota|
The region is within the Norte Grande (Far North) natural region. It combines deserts, green valleys, the steep and volcanic Andes mountains, and the Altiplano (high plain) to the east. A narrow coastal strip of low-lying land no more than 2 kilometres (1 mi) wide separates the Pacific's Nazca plate from the Andes. Its Parinacota volcano is the region's highest elevation at 6,348 metres (20,827 ft) and is on the northern border with Bolivia in Lauca National Park.
The two main rivers of the region are the Lauca, which flows into the Coipasa lake in Bolivia, and the Lluta, which flows into the Pacific Ocean. Lake Chungará at 4,517 metres (14,820 ft) above sea level ranks as one of the highest in the world
The largest city in the region is Arica, with 210,936 inhabitants.
|Total of the Arica province||8,726.4||186,488|
|Total of the Parinacota province||8,146.9||3,156|
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