Tarapacá Province (Peru)
The Province of Tarapacá was an old territorial division of Peru, which existed from 1837 until 1883. The capital of this province was the city of Iquique. With the creation of the Tarapacá Department in 1878 the capital was moved to city of Tarapacá. The province limited to the northern Arica Province, on the east and south by Bolivia and the west by the Pacific Ocean. Peruvian people constituted a minority in the province as both Chileans and Bolivians were more numerous.
- It was created in 1837, in Litoral Department.
- In 1853 the Moquegua Department, contained Moquegua Province, Tacna Province, Arica Province and Tarapacá Province.
- In 1868, the Province Litoral of Tarapacá, had Iquique as the capital, independent of the Moquegua Department.
- In 1878, Tarapacá Department, had provinces of Tarapacá Province and Iquique Province.
In 1878, this province was divided into the following districts.
- Gallery Peruvian from Tarapaca
- Peruvian from Tarapacá
- Providing that in the provinces of Tacna and Tarapaca, forming a Departamento Litoral
- Separating from the department of Moquegua province of Tarapacá under the name provincia litoral
- The new Departamento of Tarapacá
- Peruvian "Heros of Tarapaca" -- brief synopsis of Battle of Tarapaca (in Spanish, from Website of Peruvian military central command)