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Ica Region
Region
Nazca Lines: "Dog"
Official seal of Ica Region
Seal
Location of the Ica Region in Peru
Location of the Ica Region in Peru
Country Peru
Subdivisions 5 provinces and 43 districts
Area
 • Total 21,327.83 km2 (8,234.72 sq mi)
Elevation(Capital) 406 m (1,332 ft)
Highest elevation 3,796 m (12,454 ft)
Lowest elevation 0 m (0 ft)
Population (2004 estimate)
 • Total 709,556
 • Density 33.269020/km2 (86.16637/sq mi)
Dialing code 056
ISO 3166 code PE-ICA
Principal resources Iron, cotton, grapevine, kidney beans.
Poverty rate 41.7%
Percentage of Peru's GDP 2.36%
Website www.regionica.gob.pe

Ica is a region (formerly known as a department) in Peru. It borders the Pacific Ocean on the west; the Lima Region on the north; the Huancavelica and Ayacucho regions on the east; and the Arequipa Region on the south. Its capital is the city of Ica.

Tourism

Ica has significant wine and pisco industries, annual fiestas, a museum and historic colonial churches. The climate is generally sunny and dry due to its elevation above coastal fog and mist.

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