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Tacna region
Capital Tacna
Area 16,062.62 km˛
Population 317 619 (2005 estimate)
Provinces 4, with a total of 26 districts

3415 m (Candarave)

16°58'00" to 18°21'34.8" South
69°28'00" to 71°00'02" West
Main resources Grapevine, cotton, copper.
Persons living
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Percentage of
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President Julio Alva
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Tacna in Peru

Tacna is Peru's southernmost region. It is bordered in the south by Chile, in the east by Chile and Bolivia, in the northeast by the Puno region, in the north and northwest by the Moquegua region, and in the west by the Pacific Ocean. Its capital is the city of Tacna.


The region is located below the Titicaca Plateau, and has a diverse geography, including volcanoes, deserts and mountainous zones, from which arise rivers that go over the punas and the plateaus, thus forming the hydrographical system of this zone. The region is small in size, but has a great mining and agriculture potential. It has various climates and a diverse production.

Political division

Tacna is divided into 4 provinces. The provinces, with their capitals in parenthesis, are:

  1. Candarave (Candarave)
  2. Jorge Basadre (Locumba)
  3. Tacna (Tacna)
  4. Tarata (Tarata)


External Links

  • Tacna region official website (http://www.regiontacna.gob.pe)

Peru | Political division
Regions of Peru
Amazonas | Ancash | Apurímac | Arequipa | Ayacucho | Cajamarca | Callao | Cusco | Huancavelica | Huánuco | Ica | Junín | La Libertad | Lambayeque | Lima Metropolitana | Lima Provincias | Loreto | Madre de Dios | Moquegua | Pasco | Piura | Puno | San Martín | Tacna | Tumbes | Ucayali

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Tacna | Peru Travel (1167 words)
The Tacna Region is bordered by the Pacific Ocean on the west, the Moquegua Region on the north, the Puno Region on the northeast, the Bolivian La Paz Department on the east, and the Tarapaca Region of Chile on the south.
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.
Tacna is a city in southern Peru and the regional capital of the Tacna Region.
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