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Cachapoal
Provincia de Cachapoal
Province of Chile
Square and cathedral in Rancagua
Square and cathedral in Rancagua
Official seal of Cachapoal
Seal
Location in the O'Higgins Region
Cachapoal, in red, in the O'Higgins Region
Location in Chile
Country  Chile
Region O'Higgins
Area
 • Total 7,384.2 km2 (2,851.1 sq mi)
Population (2002 Census)
 • Total 542,901
 • Density 73.5220/km2 (190.4211/sq mi)
Time zone CLT (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) CLST (UTC-3)
Website Official website

Cachapoal Province (Spanish: Provincia de Cachapoal) is one of three provinces of the central Chilean region of Libertador General Bernardo O'Higgins (VI). Its capital is the city of Rancagua.

The province is named after the Cachapoal river that flows through the province from east to west.

Geography

The Cachapoal province has an area of 7,384.2 sq mi (19,125 km2), the largest province in the O'Higgins region.

Cachapoal is a landlocked province (it does not border the ocean) and is bordered to the north by the Santiago Metropolitan region, to the east by Argentina, to the south by the Colchagua province and to the west by the Cardenal Caro province.

Most of the province is in the valley of the Cachapoal river; it is region where grapes are grown to produce wine.

Population

The people from the province are called Cachapoalino (women: Cachapoalina).

As of 2002 (last national census), there were 542,901 people living in the province, giving it a population density of 73.5 inhabitants/km².

The largest city of the province is Rancagua, its capital, with a population, in 2002, of 206,971 inhabitants, followed by the city of Rengo (30,891 inhabitants).

Administration

As a province, Cachapoal is a second-level administrative division, consisting of 17 communes (comunas). The city of Rancagua serves as the provincial capital. The province is administered by a governor.

O'Higgins Comunas
Cachapoal province
Code Comuna Capital Area
(km²)
Population
(2002)
Density
06101 14 Rancagua Rancagua 260.3 214,344 823.4
06102 1 Codegua Codegua 286.9 10,796 37.6
06103 2 Coínco Coínco 98.2 6,385 65.0
06104 3 Coltauco Coltauco 224.7 16,228 72.2
06105 4 Doñihue Doñihue 78.2 16,916 216.3
06106 5 Graneros Graneros 112.7 25,961 230.4
06107 6 Las Cabras Las Cabras 749.2 20,242 27.0
06108 7 Machalí Machalí 2,586.0 28,628 11.1
06109 8 Malloa Malloa 112.6 12,872 114.3
06110 9 Mostazal Mostazal 523.9 21,866 41.7
06111 10 Olivar Olivar 44.6 12,335 276.6
06112 11 Peumo Peumo 153.1 13,948 91.1
06113 12 Pichidegua Pichidegua 320.0 17,756 55.5
06114 13 Quinta de Tilcoco Quinta de Tilcoco 93.2 11,380 122.1
06115 15 Rengo Rengo 591.5 50,830 485.1
06116 16 Requínoa Requínoa 673.3 22,161 32.9
06117 17 San Vicente San Vicente 475.8 40,253 84.6
Total of the Cachapoal province 7,384.2 542,901 73.5

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