Chala, Peru

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Chala
Town
A beach in Chala
A beach in Chala
Chala is located in Peru
Chala
Chala
Location in Peru
Coordinates: 15°51′07″S 74°15′00″W / 15.85194°S 74.25000°W / -15.85194; -74.25000Coordinates: 15°51′07″S 74°15′00″W / 15.85194°S 74.25000°W / -15.85194; -74.25000
Country Peru
RegionArequipa
ProvinceCaravelí
DistrictChala
FoundedJanuary 2, 1857
Government
 • MayorVíctor Tomas Pacheco Puquio
Elevation
12 m (39 ft)
Population
 (2017)
 • Total9,240
Time zoneUTC-5 (PET)

Chala is a Peruvian town located in the Arequipa Region, Caraveli Province, and is the capital of district of Chala. It borders the Pacific Ocean It lies approximately 170 km south of Nazca en route to the Panamerican Highway between Nazca and Camana. It is notable for the nearby Incan ruins of Puerto Inca.[1] According to the 2017 census, it had a population of 9,240 inhabitants.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lonely Planet: Peru (2004). article on Chala'. pp. 108-109. Lonely Planet Publications. ISBN 1740592093.
  2. ^ inei

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