Contralmirante Villar Province
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View of the beach in Punta Sal
Location of Contralmirante Villar in the Tumbes Region
|• Mayor||Jesús Alberto Luna Ordinola|
|• Total||2,123.22 km2 (819.78 sq mi)|
|Elevation||6 m (20 ft)|
|• Density||9.9/km2 (26/sq mi)|
The Cerros de Amotape National Park is located in this province, which is the largest in the Tumbes Region.
The coast of the province harbors some of the most beautiful beaches in Peru. Although similar to those in northern Piura Region, the beaches of the Contralmirante Villar Province are considerably less crowded and urbanized.
The beaches in the town of Punta Sal are considered as some of the finest on the Peruvian coast due to their pure white sands, sun and warm weather all year long, and a sea ideal for water sports.
The Contralmirante Villar Province is divided into three districts (Spanish: distritos, singular: distrito), each of which is headed by a mayor (alcalde). The districts, with their capitals in parenthesis, are:
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