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Quillota
Provincia de Quillota
Province
Official seal of Quillota
Seal
Country  Chile
Region Valparaíso
Area
 • Total 1,113.1 km2 (429.8 sq mi)
Population (2002 Census)
 • Total 175,917
 • Density 158.042/km2 (409.328/sq mi)
Time zone CLT (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) CLST (UTC-3)
Website Official website

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

Geography

The Quillota province is the second smallest province in the Valparaíso region with an area of 1,113.1 km2 (429.8 sq mi); only the Isla de Pascua province is smaller.

The Quillota province is bordered to the north by the Petorca province, to the east by the San Felipe de Aconcagua province and the Santiago Metropolitan Region, and to the south and west by the Valparaíso province.

Population

As of 2002 (last national census), there were 175,917 people living in the province, giving it a population density of 158.0 inhabitants/km².

The largest city of the province is Quillota, its capital, with a population, in 2002, of 62,231 inhabitants.

Administration

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

Comunas Region Valparaiso
Quillota province
Code Comuna Capital Area
(km²)
Population
(2002)
Density
05501 17 Quillota Quillota 302.0 75,916 251.4
05502 12 La Calera La Calera 60.5 49,503 818.2
05503 11 Hijuelas Hijuelas 267.2 16,014 59.9
05504 13 La Cruz La Cruz 78.2 12,851 164.3
05506 15 Nogales Nogales 405.2 21,633 53.4
Total of the Quillota province 1,113.1 175,917 158.0

The comunas Limache (number 14 in the map) and Olmué (number 16 in the map) were transferred to the Marga Marga province in 2010.

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