Tarata Province

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Tarata
Province
Location of Tarata in the Tacna Region
Location of Tarata in the Tacna Region
Country Peru
Region Tacna
Capital Tarata
Government
 • Mayor Jose Luis Ticona Sanjinez (2007)
Area
 • Total 2,819.96 km2 (1,088.79 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 6,630
 • Density 2.4/km2 (6.1/sq mi)
UBIGEO 2304

Tarata is one of four provinces in the Tacna Region in southern Peru. Its capital is Tarata.

Boundaries[edit]

Political division[edit]

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

Ethnic groups[edit]

The province is inhabited by indigenous citizens of Aymara descent. Spanish, however, is the language which the majority of the population (82.31%) learnt to speak in childhood, 17.12% of the residents started speaking using the Aymara language (2007 Peru Census).[1]

See also[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ inei.gob.pe INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007