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Arica

Administration
Full nameArica
Native name langes
Settlement typeCity and Commune
CountryChile
RegionArica and Parinacota
ProvinceArica
Government
TypeMunicipality
AlcaldeWaldo Sankán Martínez
Geography
Total Area1852.6 sq mi (4799.4 km2)
Demography
Total Population185268 (2002)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Urban175441
Rural9827
Sex
Male91742
Female93526
Other information
Time zoneCLT (UTC-4)
- Summer (DST)CLST (UTC-3)
Area codecountry 56 + city ?

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Arica is a commune and a port city with a population of 185,269 in the Arica Province of northern Chile's Arica and Parinacota Region, located only 18 km (11.2 mi) south of the border with Peru. The city is the capital of both the Arica Province and the Arica and Parinacota Region. Known as the "city of the eternal spring", it was originally a part of Peru but it was lost after the Treaty of Ancon as part of the results of the War of the Pacific.


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