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General Carrera Province

General Carrera Province
Provincia de General Carrera
Province
Official seal of General Carrera Province
Seal
Location in the Aysén del General Carlos Ibáñez del Campo Region
Location in the Aysén del General Carlos Ibáñez del Campo Region
General Carrera Province is located in Chile
General Carrera Province
General Carrera Province
Location in Chile
Coordinates:
Country Chile
Region Aisén
Capital Chile Chico
Communes Río Ibáñez
Chile Chico
Government
 • Type Provincial
 • Governor Pedro Durán
Area[1]
 • Total 11,919.5 km2 (4,602.1 sq mi)
Population (2012 Census)[1]
 • Total 6,835
 • Density 0.57/km2 (1.5/sq mi)
 • Urban 3,042
 • Rural 3,879
Sex[1]
 • Men 3,735
 • Women 3,186
Time zone CLT [2] (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) CLST [3] (UTC-3)
Area code(s) 56 + 67
Website Government of General Carrera

General Carrera Province (Spanish: Provincia de General Carrera) is one of four provinces of the southern Chilean region of Aisen (XI). Its capital city is Chile Chico.

Administration

As a province, General Carrera is a second-level administrative division, governed by a provincial governor appointed by the president. The province comprises two communes, Río Ibáñez and Chile Chico; each is governed by a municipality, headed by an alcalde.

Geography and demography

According to the 2002 census by the National Statistics Institute (INE), the province spans an area of 11,919.5 km2 (4,602 sq mi) and had a population of 6,921 inhabitants (3,735 men and 3,186 women), giving it a population density of 0.6/km2 (2/sq mi). It is the sixth least populated province in the country. Of these, 3,042 (44%) lived in urban areas and 3,879 (56%) in rural areas. Between the 1992 and 2002 censuses, the population grew by 6% (392 persons).[1]

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