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Los Andes
Provincia de Los Andes
Province
Official seal of Los Andes
Seal
Location in the Valparaíso Region
Los Andes, in red, in the Valparaíso Region
Location in Chile
Country  Chile
Region Valparaíso
Area
 • Total 3,054.1 km2 (1,179.2 sq mi)
Population (2002 Census)
 • Total 91,683
 • Density 30.0196/km2 (77.7505/sq mi)
Time zone CLT (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) CLST (UTC-3)
Area code(s) 56 + 34
Website Official website

Los Andes Province (Spanish: Provincia de Los Andes) is one of eight provinces of the central Chilean region of Valparaíso (V).

The city of Los Andes is the capital of the province.

Geography

The Los Andes province has an area of 3,054.1 sq mi (7,910 km2), the second largest province in the Valparaíso region after the Petorca province.

Los Andes is a landlocked province (it does not border the ocean) and is bordered on the west and north by the San Felipe de Aconcagua province, on the east by Argentina and on the south by the Santiago Metropolitan region.

Population

As of 2002 (last national census), there were 91,683 people living in the province, giving it a population density of 30.0 inhabitants/km²..

The largest city of the province is Los Andes, its capital, with a population, in 2002, of 60,198 inhabitants.

Administration

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

Los Andes province
Code Comuna Capital Area
(km²)
Population
(2002)
Density
05301 Los Andes Los Andes 1,248.3 60,198 48.2
05302 Calle Larga Calle Larga 321.7 10,393 32.3
05303 Rinconada Rinconada 122.5 6,692 54.6
05304 San Esteban San Esteban 1,361.6 14,400 10.6
Total of the Los Andes province 3,054.1 91,683 30.0

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