Desert of Chimbote
Location of Santa in the Ancash Region
|Founded||February 12, 1821|
|• Mayor||Luis Humberto Arroyo Rojas (2011-2014)|
|• Total||4,004.99 km2 (1,546.34 sq mi)|
|• Density||100/km2 (260/sq mi)|
The city and port of Santa are located in the large, fertile valleys of the Santa and Lacramarca rivers. These valleys have extensive sown plains with cotton, rice, sugar and nutritional products. The city of Santa is the first colonial city of the Ancash coast.
This rich valley is formed by the outlet of the Santa River. The Santa River is born in the lake Quñuqqucha in the Cordillera Blanca (White mountain range). It crosses the Callejón de Huaylas ("Alley of Huaylas") in all its extension. It also cut the Cordillera Negra (Black mountain range) in the imposing Cañón del Pato (Mountain trail of the Duck) and it ends at the plains of Santa, after a distance traveled of 336 kilometers (209 mi).
The province of Santa was created on February 12, 1821. Its capital, Chimbote, that long time ago became the first fishing port of the world, is the most important city of the coastal zone of Ancash.
|1. Coishco||Santos Jesús Castillo Mestanza|
|2. Santa||Oscar Marcelo Velarde Ichikawa|
|3. Chimbote||Luis Humberto Arroyo Rojas|
|4. Macate||Víctor Rogelio Arteaga Martinez|
|5. Cáceres del Perú||Lorenzo Mercedes Navarrete León|
|6. Nuevo Chimbote||Juan Francisco Gasco Barreto|
|7. Nepeña||Luis Alberto Collazos Matheus|
|8. Moro||Ivo Álvaro Rincón Ruiz|
|9. Samanco||Carlos Enrique Meléndez Bismarck|
(Spanish) Official web site of the Santa Province
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