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San Antonio
Provincia de San Antonio
Province
Provincial offices building in San Antonio
Provincial offices building in San Antonio
Official seal of San Antonio
Seal
Location in the Valparaíso Region
San Antonio, in red, in the Valparaíso Region
Location in Chile
Country  Chile
Region Valparaíso
Area
 • Total 1,511.6 km2 (583.6 sq mi)
Population (2002 Census)
 • Total 136,594
 • Density 90.364/km2 (234.041/sq mi)
Time zone CLT (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) CLST (UTC-3)
Website Official website

San Antonio Province (Spanish: Provincia de San Antonio) is one of eight provinces of the central Chilean region of Valparaíso (V). The port city of San Antonio is the capital of the province.

Geography

The San Antonio province has an area of 1,511.6 km2 (583.6 sq mi), the third smallest province in the Valparaíso region; only the Quillota and Marga Marga provinces are smaller.

The San Antonio province is on the coast along the Pacific Ocean and is bordered on the north by the Casablanca commune (Valparaíso province), on the east by the Melipilla commune (Santiago Metropolitan region), to the south with the Navidad commune (Cardenal Caro province, O'Higgins region), and to the west by the Pacific Ocean.

The San Antonio valley is a small region where wine is produced. It is very close to the sea around the city of San Antonio, at only 90 km (56 mi) west of Santiago.

Population

As of 2002 (last national census), there were 136,594 people living in the province, giving it a population density of 90.4 inhabitants/km².

The largest city of the province is San Antonio, its capital, with a population, in 2002, of 87,205 inhabitants.

Administration

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

San Antonio province
Code Comuna Capital Area
(km²)
Population
(2002)
Density
05601 San Felipe San Felipe 404.5 87,205 215.6
05602 Algarrobo Algarrobo 175.6 8,601 49.0
05603 Cartagena Cartagena 245.9 16,875 68.6
05604 El Quisco El Quisco 50.7 9,467 186.7
05605 El Tabo El Tabo 98.8 7,028 71.1}
05606 Santo Domingo Santo Domingo 536.1 7,418 13.8
Total of the San Antonio province 1,511.6 136,594 90.4

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