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Camaná is a province in the Arequipa Region, Peru. It borders the provinces of Caravelí, Condesuyos, Castilla, Caylloma, Arequipa and Islay.

Camaná
The Ocoña River with the town Ocoña in the background
The Ocoña River with the town Ocoña in the background
Location of Camaná in Arequipa Region
Location of Camaná in Arequipa Region
Coordinates: 16°37′25″S 72°42′33″W / 16.623561°S 72.709183°W / -16.623561; -72.709183Coordinates: 16°37′25″S 72°42′33″W / 16.623561°S 72.709183°W / -16.623561; -72.709183
CountryPeru
RegionArequipa Region
CapitalCamaná
Government
 • MayorMarcelo Alejandro Valdivia Bravo
(2019-2022)
Area
 • Total3,998.28 km2 (1,543.74 sq mi)
Population
 • Total59,370
 • Density15/km2 (38/sq mi)
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The province was struck by the 2001 southern Peru earthquake, which occurred on June 23, 2001.

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Ethnic groupsEdit

The province is inhabited by indigenous citizens of Quechua descent. Spanish is the language which the majority of the population (84.02%) learnt to speak in childhood, 13.30% of the residents started speaking using the Quechua language and 2.57% using Aymara (2007 Peru Census).[1]

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SourcesEdit

  1. ^ inei.gob.pe Archived January 27, 2013, at the Wayback Machine INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007