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Cardenal Caro Province

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Country  Chile
Founded  October 3, 1979
Area code(s)  56 + 72
Capital  Pichilemu
Region  O'Higgins
Time zone  CLT (UTC-4)
Area  3,325 km²
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Website  Government of Cardenal Caro
Destinations  Pichilemu, Bucalemu, Matanzas - Chile, Litueche, Polcura

Cardenal Caro Province (Spanish: Provincia Cardenal Caro) is one of the three provinces of the central Chilean region of O'Higgins (VI). The capital of Cardenal Caro is Pichilemu.


Map of Cardenal Caro, O'Higgins Region, Chile


The province is named after Cardinal José María Caro Rodríguez, native of Pichilemu, and who was the first Cardinal of Chile.

Official name in Spanish

The Spanish name used by the government of the province is "Provincia de Cardenal Caro".

The Spanish name used by is "Provincia Cardenal Caro"


On July 13, 1973, President Salvador Allende Gossens decreed the creation of the Cardenal Caro Department. The decree was published in the Diario Oficial de la República de Chile in August of the same year, making it official. Marchigüe was declared the capital. However, the coup d'état that occurred in September of that year made the decree "dead text".

The province of Cardenal Caro was created on October 3, 1979 by General Augusto Pinochet. The communes of Litueche (formerly El Rosario), La Estrella, Marchihue, Paredones, and Pichilemu, originally from Colchagua Province; and Navidad, originally from San Antonio Province, formed the province.


As a province, Cardenal Caro is a second-level administrative division of Chile, governed by a provincial governor who is appointed by the president. The province is composed by six communes (Spanish: comunas), each of which is governed by a popularly elected alcalde.

Geography and demography

According to the 2002 census by the National Statistics Institute (INE), the province spans an area of 3,324.7 km2 (1,284 sq mi) and had a population of 41,160 inhabitants (22,127 men and 19,033 women), giving it a population density of 12.4/km2 (32/sq mi). Between the 1992 and 2002 censuses, the population grew by 11.2% (4,151 persons). persons).


Cardenal Caro Province Wikipedia

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