Provinces of Chile

Sorin Cosoveanu sent me a pdf of the Chilean territorial INE codes. It confirmed my guess about the code for the recently created province of Marga Marga.

Paraskevas Renesis reports that, in a constitutional reform, a Chilean law was published on 2007-07-30 authorizing a status of territorio especial (special territory) for Easter Island (Isla de Pascua) and the Archipiélago Juan Fernández. When the law is implemented, according to La Nación , Easter Island will be administered directly through the Ministry of the Interior, while the other islands will continue to be part of Valparaíso region.

ProvinceHASCINEPop-2012Pop-2002Area(km.²)Capital
AisénCL.AI.AI11228,85829,63146,589Puerto Aisén
Antártica ChilenaCL.MA.AC1221,7922,39215,854Puerto Williams
AntofagastaCL.AN.AN021359,353318,77967,814Antofagasta
AraucoCL.BI.AU082157,052157,2555,463Lebu
AricaCL.AP.AR151210,822186,4888,726Arica
BiobíoCL.BI.BI083373,981353,31514,988Los Angeles
CachapoalCL.LI.CA061601,810542,9017,384Rancagua
Capitán PratCL.AI.CP1134,0033,83737,044Cochrane
Cardenal CaroCL.LI.CC06239,06841,1603,325Pichilemu
CauquenesCL.ML.CQ07254,14557,0883,027Cauquenes
CautínCL.AR.CT091692,582667,92018,409Temuco
ChacabucoCL.RM.CB133203,993132,7982,076Colina
ChañaralCL.AT.CR03228,87432,13224,436Chañaral
ChiloéCL.LG.CE102161,654154,7669,182Castro
ChoapaCL.CO.CH04282,85781,68110,132Illapel
CoihaiqueCL.AI.CI11154,57551,10312,943Coihaique
ColchaguaCL.LI.CL063210,528196,5665,678San Fernando
ConcepciónCL.BI.CN081959,336912,8893,439Concepción
CopiapóCL.AT.CO031183,973155,71332,539Copiapó
CordilleraCL.RM.CD132608,235522,8565,528Puente Alto
CuricóCL.ML.CU073266,457244,0537,281Curicó
El LoaCL.AN.EL022142,686143,68942,000Calama
ElquiCL.CO.EQ041442,999365,37116,895Coquimbo
General CarreraCL.AI.GC1146,8356,92111,920Chile Chico
HuascoCL.AT.HU03372,14566,49118,202Vallenar
IquiqueCL.TP.IE011275,042216,4192,835Iquique
Isla de PascuaCL.VS.IP0525,7613,791164Hanga Roa
LimaríCL.CO.LM043161,950156,15813,553Ovalle
LinaresCL.ML.LN074264,292253,99010,050Linares
LlanquihueCL.LG.LL101368,427321,49314,876Puerto Montt
Los AndesCL.VS.LA053102,81991,6833,054Los Andes
MagallanesCL.MA.MG121128,199121,67538,401Punta Arenas
MaipoCL.RM.MI134440,591378,4441,121San Bernardo
MallecoCL.AR.ML092196,910201,61513,433Angol
Marga MargaCL.VS.MM058325,207Quilpué
MelipillaCL.RM.ME135161,727141,1654,066Melipilla
ÑubleCL.BI.NU084460,113438,10313,179Chillán
OsornoCL.LG.OS103221,496221,5099,224Osorno
PalenaCL.LG.PL10416,13718,97115,302Chaitén
ParinacotaCL.AP.PR1521,9913,1568,147Putre
PetorcaCL.VS.PE05472,28670,6104,589La Ligua
QuillotaCL.VS.QT055190,525229,2411,639Quillota
RancoCL.LR.RA14291,65697,1538,232La Unión
San AntonioCL.VS.SA056144,220136,5941,512San Antonio
San Felipe de AconcaguaCL.VS.SF057143,698131,9112,659San Felipe
SantiagoCL.RM.SG1314,927,6244,668,4732,030Santiago
TalaganteCL.RM.TG136262,665217,449582Talagante
TalcaCL.ML.TC071370,154352,9669,938Talca
TamarugalCL.TP.TM01420,05322,53139,391Pozo Almonte
Tierra del FuegoCL.MA.TI1236,6566,90422,593Porvenir
TocopillaCL.AN.TO02328,84031,51616,236Tocopilla
Última EsperanzaCL.MA.UE12418,68519,85555,444Puerto Natales
ValdiviaCL.LR.VD141272,527259,24310,197Valdivia
ValparaísoCL.VS.VS051713,065876,0222,780Valparaíso
  • HASC: Hierarchical administrative subdivision codes.
    The middle two letters identify the region. For key,
    see "Administrative Subdivisions of Countries".
  • INE: Province code from INE.
  • Pop-2012: 2012-04-09 census.
  • Pop-2002: 2002-04-24 census. Source: INE Chile.

 

Change history:

  1. ~1991: Chile reorganized from 40 provincias (provinces), which were further subdivided into 334 comunas (municipalities), into 51 provinces. Before this change, the provinces in each region were as listed here:
    1. Antofagasta: Antofagasta, El Loa, Tocopilla
    2. Araucanía: Cautín, Malleco
    3. Atacama: Chañaral, Copiapó, Huasco
    4. Aisén: Aisén, Capitán Prat, General Carrera
    5. Bío-Bío: Arauco, Bío-Bío, Concepción, Ñuble
    6. Coquimbo: Choapa, Elqui, Limarí
    7. Libertador: Cachapoal, Colchagua
    8. Los Lagos: Chiloé, Llanquihue, Osorno, Valdivia
    9. Magallanes: Magallanes, Tierra del Fuego, Ultima Esperanza
    10. Maule: Curicó, Linares, Talca
    11. Santiago: Santiago
    12. Tarapacá: Arica, Iquique
    13. Valparaíso: Isla de Pascua, Los Andes, Petorca, Quillota, San Antonio, San Felipe, Valparaíso
  2. 2007-10-02: Los Ríos region formed by taking Valdivia province from Los Lagos. Ranco province formed by taking Futrono, La Unión, Lago Ranco, and Río Bueno municipalities from Valdivia province (former HASC code CL.LL.VV).
  3. 2007-10-08: Arica and Parinacota region formed by taking Arica and Parinacota provinces from Tarapacá. Tamarugal province formed by taking Camiña, Colchane, Huara, Pica, and Pozo Almonte municipalities from Iquique province (former HASC code CL.TA.IQ).
  4. 2010-03-11: Marga Marga province formed by taking Limache and Olmué municipalities from Quillota province (former HASC code CL.VS.QU) and Quilpué and Villa Alemana municipalities from Valparaíso province (CL.VS.VP).

Other names of subdivisions:

  1. Aisén: Aysén (variant)
  2. Coihaique: Coyhaique (variant)
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