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Tacna
Takana
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)
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)
Flag of Tacna
Flag
Coat of arms of Tacna
Coat of arms
Nickname(s): La Ciudad Heroica
(The Heroic City)
Country  Peru
Region Tacna
Province Tacna
District Tacna
Established June 29, 1541
Area
 • Total 14,766.63 km2 (5,701.43 sq mi)
Elevation 552 m (1,811 ft)
Population (2017)
 • Total 286,240
 • Estimate (2015) 293,116
 • Density 19.3842/km2 (50.2050/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Tacneño/a
Time zone PET (UTC-5)
UBIGEO 23000
Area code 52
Website www.munitacna.gob.pe

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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