Parinacota Province facts for kids
Provincia de Parinacota
|Region||Arica and Parinacota|
|Named for||Parinacota Volcano|
|• Total||8,146.9 km2 (3,145.5 sq mi)|
|Population (2002 Census)|
|• Density||0.38739/km2 (1.00333/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CLT (UTC-4)|
|• Summer (DST)||CLST (UTC-3)|
|Area code(s)||56 + 58|
Parinacota Province (Spanish: Provincia de Parinacota) is a province of Chile. It belongs to the Arica and Parinacota region (XV), the northernmost and the newest of the Chilean regions. Its capital is Putre.
The Arica and Parinacota region was created on 8 October 2007 under Law 20.175, promulgated on March 23, 2007. The law divided the former Tarapacá region into two: the northern portion became the XV Arica y Parinacota Region, and the southern portion remained the I Tarapacá Region.
The Parinacota province has an area of 8,146.9 km2 (3,145.5 sq mi).
|Tacna province, Tacna region, (Peru)||La Paz (Bolivia)|
|Arica province||Oruro (Bolivia)|
As a province, Parinacota is a second-level administrative division, consisting of two communes (comunas): General Lagos in the northern portion and Putre in the south. The town of Putre is the provincial capital. The province is administered by a governor.
|15202||General Lagos||General Lagos||2,244.4||1,179|
|Total of the Parinacota province||8,146.9||3,156|
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