Tarapacá Region facts for kids
|Tarapacá Region (I Región de Tarapacá)|
|Region of Chile|
|Area||42,225.8 km² (16,303 sq mi)|
|Density||8 /km² (21 /sq mi)|
|Website: Official website (Spanish)|
The I Tarapacá Region (Spanish: I Región de Tarapacá) is one of Chile's 15 first order administrative divisions. The present Tarapacá Region was created in 2007 by subdividing the former Tarapacá Region under Law 20.175. It became operational on 8 October 2007.
Chile's former Tarapacá region was a former Peruvian province, which was occupied by Chile under the 1883 Treaty of Ancón at the close of the War of the Pacific, and then formally annexed in 1929 by the Treaty of Lima.
|Arica and Parinacota region|
|Pacific Ocean||Oruro (Bolivia)|
The largest city in the region is Iquique, with 164,396 inhabitants (2002 census).
In 2007, the former region of Tarapacá was subdivided to create the Arica y Parinacota Region to the north and the present day Tarapacá Region to the south. The Tarapacá region is further subdivided into two provinces: Arica and Parinacota.
|Iquique (011)||Iquique||01101||2 Iquique||2,242.1||166,204|
|01102||1 Alto Hospicio||593.2||50,215|
|Total of Iquique province||2,835.3||216,419|
|Tamarugal (014)||Pozo Almonte|
|01401||7 Pozo Almonte||13,765.8||10,830|
|Total of Tamarugal province||39,390.5||22,531|
|Total of the region||42,225.8||238,950|
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