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Provincia de Talca
Theater in Talca
Theatre of the Maule Region in Talca
Official seal of Talca
Location in the Maule Region
Talca, in red, in the Maule Region
Talca is located in Chile
Location in Chile
Country  Chile
Region Maule
Capital Talca
Comunas Talca, San Clemente, Pelarco, Pencahue, Maule, San Rafael, Curepto, Constitución, Empedrado, Río Claro
 • Type Provincial
 • Total 9,937.8 km2 (3,837.0 sq mi)
 (2002 Census)
 • Total 352,966
 • Density 35.51752/km2 (91.9900/sq mi)
Time zone UTC-4 (CLT)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-3 (CLST)
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Talca Province (Spanish: Provincia de Talca) is one of four provinces of the central Chilean region of Maule (VII). Its capital and the largest city is Talca.


The Talca province has an area of 9,937.8 sq mi (25,739 km2), the second largest province, after the Linares province, in the Maule region. The provincial capital, Talca, is about 250 km (155 mi) south of Santiago.

The province is bordered to the north by the Curicó province, to the east by Argentina, to the south by the Linares and the Cauquenes provinces and to the west by the Pacific Ocean.


As of 2002 (last national census), there were 352,966 people living in the province, giving it a population density of 35.5 inhabitants/km². The urban population was 266,742 persons (76% of the total).

The largest city of the province is Talca, its capital, with a population, in 2002, of 189,505.


As a province, Talca is a second-level administrative division, consisting of 10 communes (comunas). The city of Talca serves as the provincial capital. The province is administered by a governor.

Maule Comunas
Talca province
Code Comuna Capital Area
07101 30 Talca Talca 231.5 201,797 871.7
07102 21 Constitución Constitución 1,343.6 46,081 34.3
07103 22 Curepto Curepto 1,073.8 10,812 10.1
07104 23 Empedrado Empedrado 564.9 4,225 7.5
07105 24 Maule Maule 238.2 16,837 70.7
07106 25 Pelarco Pelarco 331.5 7,266 21.9
07107 26 Pencahue Pencahue 956.8 8,315 8.7
07108 27 Río Claro Río Claro 430.5 12,698 29.5
07109 28 San Clemente San Clemente 4,503.6 37,261 8.3
07110 29 San Rafael San Rafael 263.5 7,674 29.1
Total of the Talca province 9,937.8 352,966 35.5


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