Location of Barranca in the Lima Region
|Founded||October 5, 1984|
|• Mayor||Romel Ullilén Vega|
|• Total||1,355.87 km2 (523.50 sq mi)|
|• Density||100/km2 (260/sq mi)|
The Barranca Province is one of the nine provinces in the Lima Region of Peru. It was created by Law No. 23939 on October 5, 1984 by the government of President Fernando Belaunde Terry. Geographically, the province has a flat terrain crossed by the valleys of the rivers Fortaleza, Pativilca and Supe.
The province measures 1,355.87 square kilometres (523.50 sq mi) and is divided into five districts (Spanish: distritos, singular: distrito), each of which is headed by a mayor (alcalde). The districts, with their capitals in parenthesis, are:
- Barranca (Barranca)
- Paramonga (Paramonga)
- Pativilca (Pativilca)
- Supe (Supe)
- Supe Puerto (Supe Puerto)
- (in Spanish) Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informática. Banco de Información Digital. Retrieved November 3, 2007.
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