Tarata Province

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Valley of the Estique River, Tarata Province
Valley of the Estique River, Tarata Province
Location of Tarata in the Tacna Region
Location of Tarata in the Tacna Region
Country Peru
Region Tacna
Capital Tarata
 • Mayor José Luis Ticona Sanjinez (2007)
 • Total 2,819.96 km2 (1,088.79 sq mi)
 • Total 6,630
 • Density 2.4/km2 (6.1/sq mi)

Tarata is one of four provinces in the Tacna Region in southern Peru. Its capital is Tarata.


The Tarata Province is bounded to the north by the Candarave Province and the Puno Region, to the east by Bolivia, and to the south and west by the Tacna Province.

The Barroso mountain range traverses the district. Some of the highest mountains of the province are listed below:[1]

Political division[edit]

The province is divided into eight 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 (82.31%) learnt to speak in childhood, 17.12% of the residents started speaking using the Aymara language (2007 Peru Census).[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ escale.minedu.gob.pe - UGEL map of the Tarata Province (Tacna Region)
  2. ^ inei.gob.pe INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007

Coordinates: 17°28′29″S 70°01′57″W / 17.47463°S 70.03262°W / -17.47463; -70.03262