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Candarave Province is the smallest of four provinces in the Tacna Region in southern Peru. Its capital is Candarave.

Candarave
Location of Candarave in the Tacna Region
Location of Candarave in the Tacna Region
CountryPeru
RegionTacna
Founded1821
CapitalCandarave
Government
 • MayorMario Genaro Copa Conde (2007-2010)
Area
 • Total2,261.10 km2 (873.02 sq mi)
Elevation
3,415 m (11,204 ft)
Population
 • Total8,543
 • Density3.8/km2 (9.8/sq mi)
UBIGEO2302
Websitewww.municandarave.gob.pe

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BoundariesEdit

GeographyEdit

Some of the highest peaks of the province are Tutupaka and Yukamani, both are active volcanoes. Other mountains are listed below:[1]

Political divisionEdit

The province is divided into six districts (Spanish: distritos, singular: distrito), each of which is headed by a mayor (alcalde):

Ethnic groupsEdit

The province is inhabited by indigenous citizens of Aymara descent. Spanish, however, is the language which the majority of the population (78.17%) learnt to speak in childhood, 20.94% of the residents started speaking using the Aymara language (2007 Peru Census).[2]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ escale.minedu.gob.pe - UGEL map of the Candarave Province (Tacna Region)
  2. ^ inei.gob.pe Archived January 27, 2013, at the Wayback Machine INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007



Coordinates: 17°16′13″S 70°15′06″W / 17.270150°S 70.251625°W / -17.270150; -70.251625