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Cauquenes Province

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Country  Chile
Time zone  CLT (UTC-4)
Capital  Cauquenes
Region  Maule
Area  3,027 km²
Area code  56
Cauquenes Province
Communes  Cauquenes Chanco Pelluhue
Website  Governorate of Cauquenes

Cauquenes Province (Spanish: Provincia de Cauquenes) is one of four provinces of the central Chilean region of Maule (VII). The provincial capital is the city of Cauquenes.


Map of Cauquenes Province, Maule Region, Chile

Geography and demography

The provincial capital, Cauquenes, lies approximately 370 km (230 mi) southwest of Santiago. According to the 2002 census by the National Statistics Institute (INE), the province spans an area of 3,027.2 km2 (1,169 sq mi) and had a population of 57,088 inhabitants (28,356 men and 28,732 women), giving it a population density of 18.9/km2 (49/sq mi). Of these, 38,660 (67.7%) lived in urban areas and 18,428 (32.3%) in rural areas. Between the 1992 and 2002 censuses, the population grew by 3.3% (1,846 persons).


As a province, Cachapoal is a second-level administrative division of Chile, governed by a provincial governor who is appointed by the president.


The province is composed of three communes, each governed by a municipality consisting of an alcalde and municipal council: Cauquenes, Chanco and Pelluhue.


Cauquenes Province Wikipedia

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