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Chile is divided into 15 regions (in Spanish, regiones; singular región), which are the first-level administrative division in the country. Each region is ruled by an intendant (intendente), designated by the President, and a body elected indirectly known as regional board (consejo regional).

Regions are divided into provinces (second-level administrative division), each of them ruled by a governor (gobernador), designated by the President too. There are 54 provinces, in total. Provinces are further divided into communes (third and lowest level administrative division), which are governed by municipalities.

List of regions

  1. Region of Tarapacá
  2. Region of Antofagasta
  3. Region of Atacama
  4. Region of Coquimbo
  5. Region of Valparaíso
  6. Region of O'Higgins
  7. Region of Maule
  8. Region of Bío Bío
  9. Region of Araucanía
  10. Region of Los Lagos
  11. Region of Aisén
  12. Region of Magallanes and the Chilean Antarctica
  13. Metropolitan Region of Santiago
  14. Region of Los Ríos
  15. Region of Arica and Parinacota

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