Arica y Parinacota Region, Chile Genealogy

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Region of Arica y Parinacota

Guide to Region of Arica y Parinacota ancestry, family history and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, church records, parish registers, and civil registration.

Region of Arica y Parinacota

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Arica y Parinacota was formed in 2007 from Tarapacá. For genealogy strategies, see Tarapacá, Chile Genealogy.


  • In 1541, Villa San Marcos de Arica was founded, the first Spanish village in the region.
  • In 1823, the Province of Arica was created as part of the Department of Arequipa, within the Republic of Peru. The province was incorporated to the Province of Tarapacá in 1837.
  • In the year 1884 as part of the Treaty of Ancon, the Peruvian department of Tarapacá was incorporated into Chile.
  • In 2005 the Region of Arica and Parinacota was created.
  • The Arica and Parinacota Region has an approximate population of 240,000 people. [1]


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  1. Wikipedia Collaborators, "Región de Arica y Parinacota," In Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia, Visited 20 July 2017.