Camaná

Camaná is the district capital of the homonymous province, located in the Department of Arequipa, Peru. In 2015, it had an estimate of 39,026 inhabitants.

Camaná

Villa Hermosa de Camaná
Town
Main plaza of Camaná

Seal
Camaná
Location of the city of Camaná in Peru
Coordinates: 16°37′24″S 72°42′33″W
Country Peru
RegionArequipa
ProvinceCamaná
DistrictCamaná
Founded9 November 1539
Government
  MayorMarcelo Alejandro Valdivia Bravo
(2019-2022)
Elevation
15 m (49 ft)
Population
 (2005)
  Total13,304
  Estimate 
(2015)[1]
39,026
Demonym(s)Camanejo(a)
Time zoneUTC-5 (PET)
  Summer (DST)UTC-5 (UTC)
Websitewww.municamana.gob.pe

It lies 180 km from Arequipa, on the Panamerican Highway, which can be traveled in three hours.

History

It is where the Spanish founded "Villa Hermosa" in 1539, moving into the valley of Arequipa in 1540. The city of Arequipa had his first crib in this rich and extensive valley of Camaná.

References

  1. Perú: Población estimada al 30 de junio y tasa de crecimiento de las ciudades capitales, por departamento, 2011 y 2015. Perú: Estimaciones y proyecciones de población total por sexo de las principales ciudades, 2012-2015 (Report). Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informática. March 2012. Retrieved 2015-06-03.


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