Camaná Province

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Camaná
Province
The Ocoña River with the town Ocoña in the background
The Ocoña River with the town Ocoña in the background
Location of Camaná in the Arequipa Region
Location of Camaná in the Arequipa Region
Country Peru
Region Arequipa
Capital Camaná
Area
 • Total 3,998.28 km2 (1,543.74 sq mi)
Population (2002 estimate)
 • Total 50,998
 • Density 13/km2 (33/sq mi)
UBIGEO 0402

Camaná is a province in the Arequipa Region, Peru. It borders the provinces of Caravelí, Condesuyos, Castilla, Caylloma, Arequipa and Islay.

The province was struck by the 2001 southern Peru earthquake, which occurred on June 23, 2001.

Political division[edit]

The province is divided into eight districts (Spanish: distritos, singular: distrito):

Ethnic groups[edit]

The province is inhabited by indigenous citizens of Quechua descent. Spanish is the language which the majority of the population (84.02%) learnt to speak in childhood, 13.30% of the residents started speaking using the Quechua language and 2.57% using Aymara (2007 Peru Census).[1]

See also[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ inei.gob.pe Archived January 27, 2013, at the Wayback Machine. INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007



Coordinates: 16°37′25″S 72°42′33″W / 16.623561°S 72.709183°W / -16.623561; -72.709183