Nasca Province

The Nazca Province (Spanish: Provincia de Nazca) is one of five provinces of the Ica Region of Peru. The capital of the province is the city of Nazca.

Nazca
Flag of Nazca
Location of Nazca in the Ica Region
Location of Nazca in the Ica Region
CountryPeru
RegionIca
FoundedJanuary 23, 1941
CapitalNazca
Government
 • MayorJulio Oscar Elías Lucana
(2019-2022)
Area
 • Total5,234.24 km2 (2,020.95 sq mi)
Population
 • Total69,157
 • Density13/km2 (34/sq mi)
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Political divisionEdit

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

DistrictsEdit

CultureEdit

The Nazca Province is the birthplace of the Nazca culture. The Province is also famous with the so-called Nazca lines, located in the Nazca Desert in southern Peru.[1]

 
Elephant Rock on the coast of Nazca Province

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Why the Nasca lines are among Peru's greatest mysteries". History. 2010-11-08. Retrieved 2021-05-04.

Coordinates: 14°49′44″S 74°56′37″W / 14.82889°S 74.94361°W / -14.82889; -74.94361