Location of Pisco in the Ica Region
|Founded||October 13, 1900|
|• Mayor||Juan Enrique Mendoza Uribe (2007)|
|• Total||3,978.19 km2 (1,535.99 sq mi)|
|Population (2005 census)|
|• Density||29/km2 (76/sq mi)|
- North: Chincha Province, Castrovirreyna Province (Huancavelica Region)
- East: Huaytará Province (Huancavelica Region)
- South: Ica Province
- West: Pacific Ocean
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.
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
- Municipalidad Provincial de Pisco - Pisco Province Council official website
- Paracas National Reserve - Information about the national reserve
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