The Ocoña River with the town Ocoña in the background
Location of Camaná in the Arequipa Region
|• Total||3,998.28 km2 (1,543.74 sq mi)|
|Population (2002 estimate)|
|• Density||13/km2 (33/sq mi)|
The province was struck by the 2001 southern Peru earthquake, which occurred on June 23, 2001.
The province is divided into eight districts (Spanish: distritos, singular: distrito):
- Camaná (Camaná)
- José María Quimper (El Cardo)
- Mariano Nicolás Valcárcel (Urasqui)
- Mariscal Cáceres (San José)
- Nicolás de Piérola (San Gregorio)
- Ocoña (Ocoña)
- Quilca (Quilca)
- Samuel Pastor (La Pampa)
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).