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Province of Tocopilla
Provincia de Tocopilla
Province
Official seal of Province of Tocopilla
Seal
Location in the Antofagasta Region
The Tocopilla province, in red, in the Antofagasta Region
Location in Chile
Country  Chile
Region Antofagasta
Area
 • Total 16,236 km2 (6,269 sq mi)
Population (2002 Census)
 • Total 31,516
 • Density 1.94112/km2 (5.02747/sq mi)
Time zone CLT (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) CLST (UTC-3)
Area code(s) 56 + 55
Website Official website

The Province of Tocopilla (Spanish: Provincia de Tocopilla) is one of three provinces of the northern Chilean region of Antofagasta (II). The provincial capital is Tocopilla.

Geography

The Tocopilla province has an area of 16,236 km2 (6,269 sq mi).

The province is bordered on the north by the Tarapacá region, on the east by the El Loa province, on the south by the Antofagasta province and on the west by the Pacific Ocean.

Population

As of 2002 (last national census), there were 31,516 people living in the province, giving it a population density of 1.9 inhabitants/km².

The largest city of the province is Tocopilla, its capital, with a population, in 2002, of 23,352 inhabitants.

Administration

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

Antofagasta Comunas
The Tocopilla province, in yellow (communes 8, 9)
Tocopilla province
Code Comuna Capital Area
(km²)
Population
(2002)
02301 9 Tocopilla Tocopilla 4,038.8 23,986
02302 8 María Elena María Elena 12,197.2 7,530
Total of the Tocopilla province 16,236.0 31,516

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