Barranca Province

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Barranca
Province
Coat of arms of Barranca
Coat of arms
Location of Barranca in the Lima Region
Location of Barranca in the Lima Region
Country Peru
Region Lima
Founded October 5, 1984
Capital Barranca
Government
 • Mayor Romel Ullilén Vega
Area
 • Total 1,355.87 km2 (523.50 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 137,689
 • Density 100/km2 (260/sq mi)
UBIGEO 1502
Website www.munibarranca.gob.pe

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.

Political division[edit]

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:

Districts[edit]

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Coordinates: 10°40′S 77°43′W / 10.667°S 77.717°W / -10.667; -77.717