Tocopilla Province

Tocopilla Province
Provincia de Tocopilla

Location in the Antofagasta Region
Location in the Antofagasta Region
Location in Chile
Tocopilla Province

Location in Chile

Coordinates: 21°55′S 69°48′W / 21.917°S 69.800°W / -21.917; -69.800Coordinates: 21°55′S 69°48′W / 21.917°S 69.800°W / -21.917; -69.800
Country  Chile
Region  Antofagasta
Capital Tocopilla
Communes Tocopilla
María Elena
  Type Provincial
  Governor Giovanna Rossi Bizjak
  Total 16,236.0 km2 (6,268.8 sq mi)
Population (2012 Census)[2]
  Total 28,840
  Density 1.8/km2 (4.6/sq mi)
  Urban 30,764
  Rural 752
  Men 16,348
  Women 15,168
Time zone CLT [3] (UTC-4)
  Summer (DST) CLST [4] (UTC-3)
Area code(s) 56 + 55
Website Governorate of Tocopilla

Tocopilla Province (Spanish: Provincia de Tocopilla) is one of the three provinces in the northern Chilean region of Antofagasta (II). Its capital is the city of Tocopilla.

Geography and demography

According to the 2012 census by the National Statistics Institute (INE), the province spans an area of 16,236.0 km2 (6,269 sq mi)[2] and had a population of 28,840 inhabitants, giving it a population density of 1.9/km2 (5/sq mi). Between the 1992 and 2002 censuses, the population fell by 18.4% (7,129 persons).[2]


As a province, Tocopilla is a second-level administrative division of Chile, which is further divided into two communes (comunas). The province is administered by a presidentially appointed governor. Giovanna Rossi Bizjak was appointed by president Sebastián Piñera.[1]



  1. 1 2 "Gobierno de Chile: Gobernadores". Government of Chile (in Spanish). Retrieved 18 March 2011.
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 "Territorial division of Chile" (PDF) (in Spanish). National Statistics Institute. 2007. Retrieved 18 March 2011.
  3. "Chile Time". Retrieved 2010-07-28.
  4. "Chile Summer Time". Retrieved 2010-07-28.
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