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Provincia de Colchagua
Government of Colchagua's headquarters
|• Total||5,678.0 km2 (2,192.3 sq mi)|
|• Density||34.6189/km2 (89.6625/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC-4 (CLT)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-3 (CLST)|
The Colchagua province has an area of 5,678 sq mi (14,710 km2), the second largest and the most southern province of the O'Higgins region.
Colchagua is a landlocked province (it does not border the ocean) and is bordered to the north by the Cachapoal province, to the east by Argentina, to the south by the Curicó province (Maule region) and to the west by the Cardenal Caro province.
|Cardenal Caro province||Argentina|
The Tinguiririca volcano is in this province near the border with Argentina, in the Andes. It was near this volcano that the Uruguayan Air Force Flight 57 crashed in 1972 with its survivors lost for seventy-two days.
The people from the province are called Colchagüino (women: Colchagüina).
The largest city of the province is San Fernando, its capital, with a population, in 2002, of 49,519 inhabitants.
As a province, Cachapoal is a second-level administrative division, consisting of 10 communes (comunas). The city of San Fernando serves as the provincial capital. The province is administered by a governor.
|06301||32 San Fernando||San Fernando||2,441.3||63,732||26.1|
|06310||33 Santa Cruz||Santa Cruz||419.5||32,387||77.2|
|Total of the Colchagua province||5,678.0||196,566||34.6|
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