Tarapaca Region, El Tamarugal Province, Chile
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Colchane is a Chilean village and commune in Tamarugal Province, Tarapaca Region. The commune is located in the Andean altiplano, bordering Bolivia. It also includes the localities of Isluga, Enquelga, Cariquima and Chijo. According to the 2002 census of the National Statistics Institute, Colchane had 1,649 inhabitants (910 men and 739 women), making the commune an entirely rural area. The population grew by .0% (94 persons) between the 1992 and 2002 censuses. It has the country's highest rate of people living under the poverty line at 34.56% (Encuesta Casen, 2006).
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