Pisco Province

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Pisco
Province
Location of Pisco in the Ica Region
Location of Pisco in the Ica Region
Country Peru
Region Ica
Founded October 13, 1900
Capital Pisco
Government
 • Mayor Juan Enrique Mendoza Uribe (2007)
Area
 • Total 3,978.19 km2 (1,535.99 sq mi)
Population (2005 census)
 • Total 116,865
 • Density 29/km2 (76/sq mi)
UBIGEO 1105
Website www.munipisco.gob.pe

Pisco is a province of the Ica Region in Peru. Its capital is the town of Pisco, where the popular liquor of the same name originated.

La Mina beach in the Paracas District

Geography[edit]

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Tourist attractions[edit]

One of the main attractions of the province is the Paracas National Reservation, where 216 species of birds have been found. The coastal desert area around this reserve is the home of the pre-Inca Paracas culture, known for its polychrome shawls made with camel wool and cotton which dates back to 600 BC.

Many beaches attract tourists during the summer months.

Political division[edit]

The province is divided into eight districts (Spanish: distritos, singular: distrito), each of which is headed by a mayor (alcalde):

2007 earthquake[edit]

Pisco was one of the most damaged areas of the 2007 Peru earthquake, at least 80% of all Pisco was destroyed, more than 400 people died and more than 1500 were injured. The earthquake had 8.0 magnitude in Richter scale

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Coordinates: 13°42′S 76°12′W / 13.700°S 76.200°W / -13.700; -76.200