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San Felipe de Aconcagua
Provincia de San Felipe de Aconcagua
Province
Official seal of San Felipe de Aconcagua
Seal
Location in the Valparaíso Region
San Felipe, in red, in the Valparaíso Region
Location in Chile
Country  Chile
Region Valparaíso
Area
 • Total 2,659.2 km2 (1,026.7 sq mi)
Population (2002 Census)
 • Total 131,911
 • Density 49.6055/km2 (128.4777/sq mi)
Time zone CLT (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) CLST (UTC-3)
Area code(s) 56 + 34
Website Official website

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

Geography

The San Felipe de Aconcagua province has an area of 2,659.2 km2 (1,026.7 sq mi), the third largest province in the Valparaíso region; only the Petorca and Los Andes provinces are more large.

San Felipe de Aconcagua is a landlocked province (it does not border the ocean) and is bordered on the north by the Petorca province, on the east by Argentina and the Los Andes province, to the south by the Santiago Metropolitan region, and to the west by the Quillota province.

The main rivers of the province are the Aconcagua river and its right tributary, the Putaendo river.

Population

As of 2002 (last national census), there were 131,911 people living in the province, giving it a population density of 49.6 inhabitants/km².

The largest city of the province is San Felipe, its capital, with a population, in 2002, of 57,760 inhabitants. Other cities are Llaillay (16,215), Santa María (8,126) and Putaendo (7,214).

Administration

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

San Felipe de Aconcagua province
Code Comuna Capital Area
(km²)
Population
(2002)
Density
05701 San Felipe San Felipe 185.9 64,126 344.9
05702 Catemu Catemu 361.6 12,112 33.5
05703 Llaillay Llaillay 349.1 21,644 62.0
05704 Panquehue Panquehue 121.9 6,567 53.9
05705 Putaendo Putaendo 1,474.4 14,649 9.9}
05706 Santa María Santa María 166.3 12,813 990.9
Total of the San Felipe province 2,659.2 131,911 49.6

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