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Cauquenes
Provincia de Cauquenes
Province of Chile
Official seal of Cauquenes
Seal
Location in the Maule Region
Cauquenes, in red, in the Maule Region
Location in Chile
Country  Chile
Region Maule
Area
 • Total 3,027.2 km2 (1,168.8 sq mi)
Population (2002 Census)
 • Total 57,088
 • Density 18.8584/km2 (48.8429/sq mi)
Time zone CLT (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) CLST (UTC-3)
Website Official website

Cauquenes Province (Spanish: Provincia de Cauquenes) is one of four provinces of the central Chilean region of Maule (VII). The provincial capital and largest city is Cauquenes.

Geography

The Cauquenes province has an area of 3,027.2 sq mi (7,840 km2), the smallest province in the Maule region. The provincial capital, Cauquenes, is about 370 km (230 mi) southwest of Santiago.

The province is bordered to the north by the Talca province, to the east by the Linares province, to the south by the Ñuble province (Bío Bío region) and to the west by the Pacific Ocean.

Population

As of 2002 (last national census), there were 57,088 people living in the province, giving it a population density of 18.9 inhabitants/km². The urban population was 38,660 persons (68% of the total).

The largest city of the province is Cauquenes, its capital, with a population, in 2002, of 30,771.

Administration

As a province, Cauquenes is a second-level administrative division, consisting of 8 communes (comunas). The city of Cauquenes serves as the provincial capital. The province is administered by a governor.

Maule Comunas
Cauquenes province
Code Comuna Capital Area
(km²)
Population
(2002)
Density
07201 1 Cauquenes Cauquenes 2,126.3 41,217 19.4
07202 2 Chanco Chanco 529.5 9,457 17.9
07203 3 Pelluhue Pelluhue 371.4 6,414 17.3
Total of the Cauquenes province 3,027.2 57,088 18.9

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