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Curicó
Provincia de Curicó
Province of Chile
Alameda in Curicó
Alameda in Curicó
Official seal of Curicó
Seal
Location in the Maule Region
Curicó, in red, in the Maule Region
Location in Chile
Country  Chile
Region Maule
Area
 • Total 7,280.9 km2 (2,811.2 sq mi)
Population (2002 Census)
 • Total 244,053
 • Density 33.51962/km2 (86.8154/sq mi)
Time zone CLT (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) CLST (UTC-3)
Website Official website

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

Geography

The Curicó province has an area of 7,280.9 sq mi (18,857 km2), the third largest province in the Maule region. The provincial capital, Curicó, is about 182 km (113 mi) south of Santiago.

The province is bordered to the northwest by the Cardenal Caro province (O'Higgins region), to the north by the Colchagua province (O'Higgins region), to the east by Argentina, to the south by the Talca provinces and to the west by the Pacific Ocean.

Population

As of 2002 (last national census), there were 244,053 people living in the province, giving it a population density of 33.5 inhabitants/km². The urban population was 157,876 persons (65% of the total).

The largest city of the province is Curicó, its capital, with a population, in 2002, of 93,447.

Administration

As a province, Curicó is a second-level administrative division, consisting of 9 communes (comunas). The city of Curicó serves as the provincial capital. The province is administered by a governor.

Maule Comunas
Curicó province
Code Comuna Capital Area
(km²)
Population
(2002)
Density
07301 4 Curicó Curicó 1,328.4 119,585 90.0
07302 5 Hualañé Hualañé 629.0 9,741 15.5
07303 6 Licantén Licantén 273.3 6,902 25.3
07304 7 Molina Molina 1,551.6 38,521 24.8
07305 8 Rauco Rauco 308.6 8,566 27.8
07306 9 Romeral Romeral 1,597.1 12,707 8.0
07307 10 Sagrada Familia Sagrada Familia 548.8 17,519 31.9
07308 11 Teno Teno 618.4 25,596 41.4
07309 12 Vichuquén Vichuquén 425.7 4,916 11.5
Total of the Curicó province 7,280.9 244,053 33.5

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