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San Pedro de Tacna
Top: Monument at Battle of Tacna in Intiorko Hills, 2nd left: Ferroviaria Railroad Station, 2nd right: Cerrado Peru Arena (Coliseo Cerrado Peru), 3rd left: Tacna Cathedral, 3rd right: Tacna Municipal Hall, Bottom: Jorge Basadre Stadium (Estadio Jorge Basadre)
La Ciudad Heroica
(The Heroic City)
|Established||June 29, 1541|
|• Total||14,766.63 km2 (5,701.43 sq mi)|
|Elevation||552 m (1,811 ft)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||19.3842/km2 (50.2050/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (PET)|
Tacna is a city in southern Peru and the regional capital of the Tacna Region. A very commercially active city, it is located only 35 km (22 mi) north of the border with Arica y Parinacota Region from Chile, inland from the Pacific Ocean and in the valley of the Caplina River. It is Peru's tenth most populous city.
Initially called San Pedro de Tacna, it has gained a reputation for patriotism, with many monuments and streets named after heroes of Peru's struggle for independence (1821–1824) and the War of the Pacific (1879–1883).
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