Candarave Province

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Candarave
Province
Location of Candarave in the Tacna Region
Location of Candarave in the Tacna Region
Country Peru
Region Tacna
Founded 1821
Capital Candarave
Government
 • Mayor Mario Genaro Copa Conde (2007-2010)
Area
 • Total 2,261.10 km2 (873.02 sq mi)
Elevation 3,415 m (11,204 ft)
Population
 • Total 8,543
 • Density 3.8/km2 (9.8/sq mi)
UBIGEO 2302
Website www.municandarave.gob.pe

Candarave Province is the smallest of four provinces in the Tacna Region in southern Peru. Its capital is Candarave.

Boundaries[edit]

Geography[edit]

Some of the highest peaks of the province are Tutupaka and Yukamani, both are active volcanoes. Other mountains are listed below:[1]

Political division[edit]

The province is divided into six 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 (78.17%) learnt to speak in childhood, 20.94% of the residents started speaking using the Aymara language (2007 Peru Census).[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ escale.minedu.gob.pe - UGEL map of the Candarave Province (Tacna Region)
  2. ^ inei.gob.pe Archived January 27, 2013, at the Wayback Machine. INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007



Coordinates: 17°16′13″S 70°15′06″W / 17.270150°S 70.251625°W / -17.270150; -70.251625