Cordillera Province (Spaingie: Provincia de Cordillera) is ane o sax provinces in the Santiago Metropolitan Region o central Chile. Its topografie includes a smaw aurie o Chile's central glen, glaciers, rivers, volcanoes, an the Andes range, which forms the border wi Argentinae. The provincial caipital o Puente Alto lees approximately 21 km (13 mi) sooth-sootheast o Santiago.

Cordillera Province

Provincia de Cordillera
Location in the Santiago Metropolitan Region
Location in the Santiago Metropolitan Region
Cordillera Province is located in Chile
Cordillera Province
Cordillera Province
Location in Chile
Coordinates: 33°43′S 70°14′W / 33.717°S 70.233°W / -33.717; -70.233
RegionSantiago Metropolitan Region
CaipitalPuente Alto
CommunesSee airticle
 • TeepProvincial
 • GovrenorAlejandro Fernández Araya (PDC)
 • Total5528.3 km2 (2,134.5 sq mi)
Area rank1
 (2002 Census)[1]
 • Total522,856
 • Rank2
 • Density95/km2 (240/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Landwart
 • Men256,193
 • Weemen266,663
Time zoneUTC-4 (CLT [2])
 • Summer (DST)UTC-3 (CLST [3])
Area code56 + 2
WebsiteGovernorate of Cordillera


As a province, Cordillera is a seicont-level admeenistrative diveesion o Chile, govrened bi a provincial govrenor who is appointit bi the preses. On 10 Dizember 2008, preses Michelle Bachelet appointit Alejandro Fernández Araya provincial govrenor.[4]


The province comprises three communes, each govrened bi a municipality consistin o an alcalde an municipal council: Pirque, Puente Alto an San José de Maipo.

Geografie an demografieEedit

The provincial aurie is 5,528.3 km2 (2,134 sq mi), makkin it the lairgest province in the region. Accordin tae the 2002 census, Cordillera wis the seicont maist populous province in the region wi a tot population o 522,856. At that time, thare wur 511,565 fowk livin in urban auries, 11,291 livin in landwart auries, 256,193 men, an 266,663 weemen.[1]



  1. a b c d (in Spaingie) Instituto Nacional de Estadísticas
  2. "Chile Time". Archived frae the original on 13 Julie 2010. Retrieved 28 Julie 2010.
  3. "Chile Summer Time". Archived frae the original on 11 September 2007. Retrieved 28 Julie 2010.
  4. (in Spaingie) "Governorate of Cordillera". Retrieved 29 Apryle 2010.

Freemit airtinsEedit

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