Provincia de Copiapó
Location in the Atacama Region
Location in Chile
|Coordinates: 27°27′S 70°00′W / 27.450°S 70.000°WCoordinates: 27°27′S 70°00′W / 27.450°S 70.000°W|
|• Governor||Nicolás Noman Garrido|
|• Total||32,538.5 km2 (12,563.2 sq mi)|
|Population (2012 Census)|
|• Density||5.7/km2 (15/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CLT (UTC-4)|
|• Summer (DST)||CLST (UTC-3)|
|Area code(s)||56 + 52|
Geography and demography
According to the 2012 census by the National Statistics Institute (INE), the province spans an area of 32,538.5 km2 (12,563 sq mi) and had a population of 183,973 inhabitants, giving it a population density of 4.8/km2 (12/sq mi). It is the tenth largest province in the country. Between the 1992 and 2002 censuses, the population grew by 24.9% (31,021 persons).
As a province, Copiapó is a second-level administrative division of Chile, which is further divided into three communes (comunas). The province is administered by a presidentially appointed governor. Nicolás Noman Garrido was appointed by president Sebastián Piñera.
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