Linares Province facts for kids
Provincia de Linares
|Province of Chile|
|• Total||10,050.2 km2 (3,880.4 sq mi)|
|Population (2002 Census)|
|• Density||54.0189/km2 (139.9084/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CLT (UTC-4)|
|• Summer (DST)||CLST (UTC-3)|
In 1873, the province of Linares was created from the old province of Maule; it had three departments: Linares, Parral and Loncomilla.
In 1927, Linares is eliminated as a province and became part of the new province of Maule but, in 1936, Linares was made again a province. When the regions were created in 1975, the Maule region was formed with the Curicó, Linares, Maule and Talca; later, the province of Cauquenes was added.
The province is at the very center of mainland Chile, and its capital is at 303 km (188 mi) south of Santiago and 50 km (31 mi) south of Talca, the regional capital, in the middle of a rich agricultural area and with many vineyards.
Linares is a landlocked province (it does not border the ocean) and is bordered to the north by the Talca province, to the east by Argentina, to the south by the Ñuble province (Bío Bío region) and to the west by the Cauquenes province.
|Talca province||Talca province|
|Ñuble province (Bío Bío region)|
As of 2002[update] (last national census), there were 253,990 people living in the province, giving it a population density of 25.3 inhabitants/km². The urban population was 139,742 persons (55% of the total).
The largest city of the province is Linares, its capital, with a population, in 2002, of 65,133 inhabitants, followed by the cities of Parral (26,397 inhabitants) and San Javier (20,524 inhabitants).
|07406||18 San Javier||San Javier||1,313.4||37,793||28.8|
|07407||19 Villa Alegre||Villa Alegre||189.8||14,725||77.6|
|07408||20 Yerbas Buenas||Yerbas Buenas||262.1||16,134||61.6|
|Total of the Linares province||10,050.2||253,990||25.3|
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A typical, well-preserved, colonial-style rural house in the village of Nirivilo, San Javier comuna, Chile
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