Elqui Province facts for kids
Provincia de Elqui
|• Total||16,895.1 km2 (6,523.2 sq mi)|
|Population (2002 Census)|
|• Density||21.62586/km2 (56.01071/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CLT (UTC-4)|
|• Summer (DST)||CLST (UTC-3)|
|Area code(s)||56 + 51|
It is named after the main river of the province: the Elqui River river.
The Elqui province has an area of 16,895.1 km2 (6,523.2 sq mi), the largest province in the Coquimbo region.
As of 2002[update] (last national census), there were 365,371 people living in the province, giving it a population density of 21.6 inhabitants/km², the province of the region with more people living in it.
The largest city of the province is La Serena with a population, in 2002, of 160,148 inhabitants.
As a province, Elqui is a second-level administrative division, consisting of six communes (comunas). The city of Coquimbo serves as the provincial capital. The province is administered by a governor.
|04101||8 La Serena||La Serena||1,892.8||160,148|
|04104||7 La Higuera||La Higuera||4,158.2||3,721|
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