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Tacna is a city in southern Peru, located only 35 km (21 mi) north from the border with Chile. It is the capital of the Tacna Region and the Tacna Province. The Caplina River runs through Tacna, which is located in the Atacama Desert near the Pacific Ocean. Tacna is Perus southernmost region. ... The Caplina River is a river in southern Peru. ... The Atacama desert of Chile is a virtually rainless plateau made up of salt basins (salares), sand, and lava flows, extending from the Andes mountains to the Pacific Ocean. ...

Tacna
Coat of arms of Tacna, Peru
City coat of arms
City nickname: "La Ciudad Heroica"
("The Heroic City")
Location of Tacna in Peru
Founded June 25, 1875
Mayor Jacinto Gómez
Population
 - Total

174 336 (1993 census)
Time zone UTC-5
Height 552 m (1811 ft)
Official website: www.munitacna.gob.pe
Downtown Tacna

Tacna's original name is La Heroica Ciudad de San Pedro de Tacna. Many monuments are located in this city, including the arch of the Alto de la Alianza, which shows the significance of this town. Coat of arms of the city of Tacna, Peru File links The following pages link to this file: Tacna Categories: Public domain images ... A nickname is a short, clever, cute, derogatory, or otherwise substitute name for a person or things real name (for example, Nick is short for Nicholas). ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... June 25 is the 176th day of the year (177th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 189 days remaining. ... 1875 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... A mayor (from the Latin maīor, meaning larger,greater) is the politician who serves as chief executive official of some types of municipalities. ... 1993 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... Time zones are areas of the Earth that have adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ... Coordinated Universal Time or UTC, also sometimes referred to as Zulu time, is an atomic realization of Universal Time or Greenwich Mean Time, the astronomical basis for civil time. ... Height is a measurement of the distance from the bottom to the top of something which is upright. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Alto de la Alianza monument The Alto de la Alianza is a historical monument and landmark in the Atacama desert, near the city of Tacna, Peru, where a crucial battle on May 26, 1880 took place. ...


Francisco Antonio De Zela, a royal accountant (similar in function to a modern-day income tax auditor), initiated the push for peruvian independence from Spain in 1811 in Tacna, leading to a series of commemorative actions for the city, culminating in the 1828 declaration of Tacna as the "Heroic City" by President José de La Mar. During the War of the Pacific, the cities of Tacna and Arica were invaded by Chilean forces. A peace agreement, the Treaty of Ancón was signed in 1883. Under the terms of the treaty, Chile was to occupy the provinces of Tacna and Arica for 10 years, after which a plebiscite was to be held to determine their nationality. Tacna lived a period of captivity for 50 years; the invaders started a campaign of "Chilenization", whose purpose was to convince the local population of accepting Chile as the new ruling power, and make them lose their Peruvian identity. Nevertheless, the patriotism of the tacneños hindered the Chilean attempts of gaining their sympathy, which was needed for getting their vote at the plebiscite. The plebiscite was never held, though. Finally, in 1929, an accord was reached by which Chile kept Arica; Peru reacquired Tacna and received $6 million indemnity and other concessions. Francisco Antonio De Zela y Arizaga is notable for sending forth the first libertarian outcry in the Peruvian town of Tacna on June 20th, 1811 in an attempt to start the independence of Peru. ... 1828 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... José de la Mar (1778 - ?) was a South American military leader. ... The War of the Pacific was fought between Chile and the joint forces of Bolivia and Peru, from 1879 to 1884. ... de las conexiones externas del == * municipio de Arica (http://www. ... Postal Stamp that picture the Treaty The Treaty of Ancón was signed by Peru and Chile on 20 October 1883, in the district of Ancón, Lima, Peru. ... 1883 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... There are several common types of campaign: For organized efforts, each toward specific political goals, see political campaign. ... Patriotism is a feeling of love and devotion to ones own homeland (patria, the land of ones fathers). ... 1929 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Other monuments include a neo-Renaissance Cathedral, the Alameda Bolognesi Walkway and the caves of Toquepala, where archaeologists have found some of the oldest human remains in Peru. In September, the festival of the Señor de Locumba is celebrated, which draws thousands of faithful people from all over the world. By Region: Italian Renaissance Northern Renaissance *French Renaissance *German Renaissance *English Renaissance The Renaissance was an influential cultural movement which brought about a period of scientific revolution and artistic transformation, at the dawn of modern European history. ... Importance and applicability Archaeology is the study of human nature and attempts to illuminate the question of what it means to be human. ...

Alto de la Alianza Monument

Since it is part of a duty free zone, Tacna has come to rival Arequipa as Southern Peru's main business area. The city has one of the largest artifact markets in the world, with things from Japan to China, and also traditional Peruvian handicrafts. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... This article is about a tax measure. ... Arequipa is a city in southern Peru and the nations second-largest city. ...


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Tacna - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (647 words)
Tacna is a city in southern Peru and the regional capital of the Tacna Region.
Tacna is one of the most patriotic cities in Peru, with many monuments and streets named after heroes of Peru's struggle for independence (1821-1824) and the War of the Pacific (1879-1883).
Tacna lived a period of captivity for 50 years; the invaders started a campaign of "Chilenization", whose purpose was to convince the local population of accepting Chile as the new ruling power, and make them lose their Peruvian identity.
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