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Malleco Province

Provincia de Malleco
Official seal of Malleco Province
Seal
Country  Chile
Region Araucanía
Capital Angol
Comunas See list
Government
 • Type Provincial
Area
 • Total 13,433.3 km2 (5,186.6 sq mi)
Population
 (2002 Census)
 • Total 201,615
 • Density 15.00860/km2 (38.87209/sq mi)
Time zone UTC-4 (CLT)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-3 (CLST)
Website Official website

The Malleco Province (Spanish: Provincia de Malleco) is one of two provinces of the Chilean region of Araucanía (IX). The provincial capital is the city of Angol.

Geography

The Malleco province is in the northern half of the Araucanía region with an area of 13,433.3 sq mi (34,792 km2). The capital, Temuco, is in the northwestern part of the province.

Malleco is bordered to the north by the Bío Bío provinces, to the east by Argentina, to the south by the Cautín province and to the west by the Arauco province.

Climate

The average amount of precipitation for the year in Angol-Los Estanques, at an altitude of 72 m (236 ft), is 1,094.8 mm (43.1 in). The month with the most precipitation on average is July with 238.6 mm (9.4 in) of precipitation. The month with the least precipitation on average is February with an average of 12 mm (0.5 in).

Population

As of 2002 (last national census), there were 201,615 people living in the province, giving it a population density of 15.0 inhabitants/km². The urban population was 139,261 persons (69% of the total population).

The largest city of the province, in 2002, is its capital, Angol, with 43,801 inhabitants.

Administration

As a province, Malleco is a second-level administrative division, consisting of 11 communes (comunas). The city of Angol serves as the provincial capital. The province is administered by a governor.

Araucanía Comunas
Malleco province
Code Comuna Capital Area
(km²)
Population
(2002)
Density
09201 22 Angol Angol 1,194.4 48,996 41.0
09202 23 Collipulli Collipulli 1,295.9 22,354 17.2
09203 24 Curacautín Curacautín 1,664.0 16,970 10.2
09204 25 Ercilla Ercilla 499.7 9,041 18.1
09205 26 Lonquimay Lonquimay 3,914.2 10,237 2.6
09206 27 Los Sauces Los Sauces 849.8 7,581 8.9
09207 28 Lumaco Lumaco 1,119.0 11,405 10.2
09208 29 Purén Purén 464.9 12,868 27.7
09209 30 Renaico Renaico 267.4 9,128 34.1
09210 31 Traiguén Traiguén 908.0 19,534 21.5
09211 32 Victoria Victoria 1,256.0 33,501 26.7
Total of Malleco province 13,433.3 201,615 15.0

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