Contralmirante Villar Province

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Contralmirante Villar
View of the beach in Punta Sal
View of the beach in Punta Sal
Location of Contralmirante Villar in the Tumbes Region
Location of Contralmirante Villar in the Tumbes Region
Country Peru
Region Tumbes
Capital Zorritos
 • Mayor Edward Tito De Lama Plaza
 • Total 1,499.88 km2 (579.11 sq mi)
Elevation 6 m (20 ft)
 • Total 15,971
 • Density 11/km2 (28/sq mi)

Contralmirante Villar is a province of the Tumbes Region in Peru. Its capital is the town of Zorritos.

The Cerros de Amotape National Park is located in this province, which is the largest in the Tumbes Region.




Largest towns[edit]


The coast of the province harbors some of the most beautiful beaches in Peru. Although similar to those in northern Piura Region, the beaches of the Contralmirante Villar Province are considerably less crowded and urbanized.

The beaches in the town of Punta Sal are considered as some of the finest on the Peruvian coast due to their pure white sands, sun and warm weather all year long, and a sea ideal for water sports.

Political division[edit]

The Contralmirante Villar Province is divided into three districts (Spanish: distritos, singular: distrito), each of which is headed by a mayor (alcalde). The districts, with their capitals in parenthesis, are:

Coordinates: 3°40′22″S 80°39′13″W / 3.6727°S 80.6536°W / -3.6727; -80.6536