Bío Bío Province

Bío Bío Province
Provincia de Bío Bío
Province of Chile
General view of Los Ángeles
General view of Los Ángeles
Official seal of Bío Bío Province
Seal
Location in the Bío Bío Region
Bío Bío, in red, in the Bío Bío Region
Bío Bío Province is located in Chile
Bío Bío Province
Bío Bío Province
Location in Chile
Coordinates: 37°23′S 71°52′W / 37°23′S 71°52′W / -37.383; -71.867
Country   Chile
Region Bío Bío
Capital Los Ángeles
Comunas See list
Government
 • Type Provincial
Area [1]
 • Total 14,987.9 km2 (5,786.9 sq mi)
Population (2002 Census) [1]
 • Total 353,315
 • Density 23.57335/km2 (61.05469/sq mi)
Time zone CLT ( UTC-4)
 • Summer ( DST) CLST ( UTC-3)
Website Official website

The Bío Bío Province ( Spanish: Provincia de Bío Bío) is one of four provinces of the Chilean region of Bío Bío (VIII). The provincial capital is the city of Los Ángeles.

Geography

The Bío Bío province is in the southeast of the Bío Bío region with an area of 14,987.9 sq mi (38,818 km2). [1] It is the only province of the region that is not along the coast. The capital, Los Ángeles, is to the southeast of Concepción, the capital of the region.

Bío Bío is bordered to the north by the Ñuble province, to the west by the Concepción province, to the east by Argentina, to the south by the Araucanía region and to the southwest by the Arauco province . [2]

The main river that flows through the province is the Bío Bío.

Climate

The climate of Los Ángeles is a Mediterranean climate, Cfb in the Köppen climate classification. [3]

The average amount of precipitation for the year in Los Ángeles is 1,069.3 mm (42.1 in). The month with the most precipitation on average is May with 254 mm (10.0 in) of precipitation. The month with the least precipitation on average is February with an average of 15.2 mm (0.6 in).

The average temperature for the year in Los Ángeles is 13.9 °C (57.0 °F). The warmest month, on average, is January with an average temperature of 20 °C (68 °F). The coolest month on average is July, with an average temperature of 7.8 °C (46.0 °F).

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