Camaná Province


The Ocoña River with the town Ocoña in the background

Location of Camaná in the Arequipa Region
Country Peru
Region Arequipa
Capital Camaná
  Total 3,998.28 km2 (1,543.74 sq mi)
Population (2002 estimate)
  Total 50,998
  Density 13/km2 (33/sq mi)

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

The province was struck by the 2001 southern Peru earthquake, which occurred on June 23, 2001.

Political division

The province is divided into eight districts (Spanish: distritos, singular: distrito):

Ethnic groups

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]

See also


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

Coordinates: 16°37′25″S 72°42′33″W / 16.623561°S 72.709183°W / -16.623561; -72.709183

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