Jorge Basadre Province

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Jorge Basadre
Location of Jorge Basadre in the Tacna Region
Location of Jorge Basadre in the Tacna Region
Country Peru
Region Tacna
Founded April 21, 1988
Capital Locumba
 • Mayor Julio Victor Davalos Flores (2007)
 • Total 2,928.72 km2 (1,130.79 sq mi)
Elevation 559 m (1,834 ft)
 • Total 8,814
 • Density 3.0/km2 (7.8/sq mi)

Jorge Basadre Province is one of four provinces in the Tacna Region in southern Peru. Its capital is Locumba. The province was created on April 21, 1988 (by law No. 24799)[1] and is named after Jorge Basadre Grohmann, the country's most notable historian.[2]


Political division[edit]

The province is divided into three 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 and Quechua descent. Spanish, however, is the language which the majority of the population (79.88%) learnt to speak in childhood, 15.90% of the residents started speaking using the Aymara language and 4.01% using Quechua (2007 Peru Census).[3]


  1. ^ (Spanish) Ley 24799. Crean en el Departamento de Tacna la Provincia de "Jorge Basadre". Retrieved March 10, 2008
  2. ^ (Spanish) Municipalidad Provincial Jorge basadre. Municipalidad Provincial Jorge basadre. Retrieved March 10, 2008
  3. ^ INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007

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Coordinates: 17°36′49″S 70°45′50″W / 17.61361°S 70.76389°W / -17.61361; -70.76389