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Marga Marga
Provincia de Marga Marga
Province
Official seal of Marga Marga
Seal
Location in the Valparaíso Region
Marga Marga, in red, in the Valparaíso Region
Location in Chile
Country  Chile
Region Valparaíso
Area
 • Total 1,159 km2 (447 sq mi)
Population (2002 Census)
 • Total 277,525
 • Density 239.45/km2 (620.18/sq mi)
Time zone CLT (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) CLST (UTC-3)
Area code(s) +56-32 (Quilpué and Villa Alemana)
+56-33 (Limache y Olmué)
Website Official website

Marga Marga Province (Spanish: Provincia de Marga Marga) is one of eight provinces of the central Chilean region of Valparaíso (V). The city of Quilpué is the capital of the province.

The province of Marga Marga was created in 2010 with 2 communes of the Valparaíso province, Quilpué and Villa Alemana, and 2 communes of the province of Quillota, Limache and Olmué.

Geography

The Marga Marga province has an area of 1,159 sq mi (3,000 km2), the sixth largest province in the Valparaíso region; only the Quillota and Isla de Pascua provinces are smaller.

Marga Marga is a landlocked province (it does not border the ocean) and is bordered on the north by the Quillota province, on the east and south by Santiago Metropolitan region, and to the west by the Valparaíso province.

Population

As of 2002 (last national census), there were 277,525 people living in the province, giving it a population density of 239.5 inhabitants/km².

The largest city of the province is Quilpué, its capital, with a population, in 2002, of 128,578 inhabitants. Other cities are Villa Alemana (95,623), Limache (39,219) and Olmué (14,105).

Administration

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

Marga Marga province
Code Comuna Capital Area
(km²)
Population
(2002)
Density
05801 Quilpué Quilpué 536.9 128,578 239.5
05802 Limache Limache 293.8 39,219 133.5
05803 Olmué Olmué 231.8 14,105 60.8
05804 Villa Alemana Villa Alemana 96.5 95,623 990.9
Total of the Marga Marga province 1,159.0 277,525 239.5

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