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Map of Ica district in Peru

Basic information about Ica
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.
Cities, towns & villages in Ica
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Hacienda CahuachiCahuachi, in Peru, was a major ceremonial center of the Nazca culture, based from 1 AD to about 500 AD in the coastal area of the Central Andes. It overlooked some of the Nazca lines. The Italian archaeologist Giuseppe Orefici has been excavating at the site for the past few decades. The site contains over 40 mounds topped with adobe structures. The huge architectural complex covers 0.6 sq. miles (1.5 km2).The American archeologist Helaine Silverman has also conducted long term, multi-stage research and written about the full context of Nazca society at Cahuachi, published in a lengthy study in 1993. The past several years long time researcher Omar Faizi has conducted in depth study of the Nazca lines with startling conclusions to his study. Show Hacienda Cahuachion the map
HuacachinaHuacachina is a village in southwestern Peru, built around a small oasis surrounded by sand dunes. It is in the Ica Province, about five kilometers from the city of Ica in the Ica District. The oasis features on the back of the 50 Nuevo Sol note. Huacachina has a permanent population of around 100 although it hosts many tens of thousands of tourists each year. Show Huacachinaon the map
NazcaNazca (/ˈnɑːskɑː, -kə/; sometimes spelled Nasca) is a city and system of valleys on the southern coast of Peru. It is also the name of the largest existing town in the Nazca Province. The name is derived from the Nazca culture that flourished in the area between 100 BC and 800 AD. This culture was responsible for the Nazca Lines and the ceremonial city of Cahuachi; they also constructed an impressive system of underground aqueducts, named Puquios, that still function today. Nazca is the capital of the Nazca Province located in the Ica District of the Ica region of Peru. Show Nazcaon the map
PiscoPisco is a city located in the Ica Region of Peru, the capital of the Pisco Province. The city is around 9 metres (28 feet) above sea level. Pisco was founded in 1640, close to the indigenous emplacement of the same name. Pisco originally prospered because of its nearby vineyards and became noted for its grape brandy or pisco which used to be exported from its port. Pisco has an estimated population of 133,926 (est. 2013). Show Piscoon the map
IcaThe city of Ica is the capital of the Ica Region in southern Peru. While the area was long inhabited by varying cultures of indigenous peoples, the Spanish conquistador Gerónimo Luis de Cabrera claimed its founding in 1563. As of 2005, it had an estimated population of over 219,856. The city suffered extensive damage and loss of life during the 2007 Peru earthquake. Show Icaon the map
ComatranaComatrana is a town in Ica Province, Peru, located 3 kilometres from Ica. Landmarks of note include the San José de Madres Carmelitas Descalzas Monastery and the Comatrana Temple. Show Comatranaon the map
Santa Rosa de CachicheCachiche is a community located just four kilometers from Ica, Peru that is known for a preoccupation with witchcraft. Show Santa Rosa de Cachicheon the map
Chincha AltaChincha Alta is a Peruvian city located in the Ica Region. It is the capital of Chincha Province. Show Chincha Altaon the map
PalpaPalpa is a town in Southern Peru, capital of the province Palpa in the region Ica. Show Palpaon the map
San Juan de MarconaMarcona is the northernmost of the 3 ports that comprise the Peruvian termini of the Interoceanic Highway which is being constructed to link the state of Acre, in the Amazon Basin in Brazil, across the Andes to the Pacific Ocean. The town is also served by the San Juan de Marcona Airport. Show San Juan de Marconaon the map
States, regions, administrative units in Ica
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San Juan BautistaSan Juan Bautista District is one of fourteen districts of the Ica Province of the Ica Region of Peru. The District 'seat' is the town of San Juan Bautista. Other neighboring village in this district are El Olivo, and El Carmen (not to be confused with another District of the same name in the Chincha province of Ica). Both of these villages are approximately 8 to 10 kilometers north of village of San Juan Bautista.Show on map
IcaIca 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.Show on map
Provincia de IcaThe Ica Province is the largest of five provinces of the Ica Region in Peru. The capital of the province is the city of Ica. Huacachina is a small town, oasis and resort in this region.Show on map
Provincia de PalpaThe Palpa Province is the smallest of 5 provinces of the Ica Region of Peru and the only landlocked province of the region. The capital of the province is the city of Palpa.Show on map
Provincia de NazcaShow on map
PiscoPisco is a province of the Ica Region in Peru. Its capital is the town of Pisco, where the popular liquor of the same name originated.Show on map
Different buildings in Ica
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Líneas de NazcaThe Nazca Lines /ˈnæzkɑː/ are a series of ancient geoglyphs in the Nazca Desert, in southern Peru. They were designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994. The high, arid plateau stretches more than 80 km (50 mi) between the towns of Nazca and Palpa on the Pampas de Jumana, about 400 km south of Lima. Although some local geoglyphs resemble Paracas motifs, scholars believe the Nazca Lines were created by the Nazca culture between 500 B.C. and A.D. 500 The figures vary in complexity. Hundreds are simple lines and geometric shapes; more than 70 are zoomorphic designs of animals, such as birds, fish, llamas, jaguars, and monkeys, or human figures. Other designs include phytomorphic shapes, such as trees and flowers.Show on map
Hacienda San JoseThe Hacienda San José is located in the District of El Carmen, in the Province of Chincha, in the Department of Ica, Perú. During a period, this Manor House had one of the richest plantations in Chincha, with around 1000 slaves working on its fields. The hacienda suffered great damage after the 2007 Peru earthquake that hit the central Peruvian coast on August 15, 2007. The hotel chain Casa Andina purchased the property and conducted extensive renovations (which began in 2009). Finally, the hotel reopened for guests in 2012.Show on map
Capitán FAP Renán Elías Olivera AirportThe Capitán FAP Renán Elías Olivera Airport (IATA: PIO, ICAO: SPSO) is an airport serving Pisco, an oceanside city in the Ica Region of Peru. It is used by the Peruvian Army, but it can be also used by civil aircraft. A new terminal building entered service in 2015. The new terminal is expected to help bring new airlines and destinations for the city, and plans to become a gateway for international passengers when it is inaugurated. The Pisco VOR-DME (Ident: SCO) and non-directional beacon (Ident: SCO) are located on the field.Show on map
Maria Reiche Neuman AirportThe Maria Reiche Neuman Airport (IATA: NZC, ICAO: SPZA) is a small airport serving Nazca, in the Ica Region of Peru. The airport is named after Maria Reiche, a principle researcher and proponent of the Nazca Lines. The airport receives a small number of domestic charter flights. The main use of the airport is for tourist flights over the Nazca Lines.Show on map
Tambo ColoradoTambo Colorado is a well-preserved Inca adobe complex near the coast of Peru, also known under the Quechua names Puka Tampu (\"red resting place\"), Pukallaqta (\"red place\") or Pukawasi (\"red house\").Show on map
Lakes, rivers, streams and other bodies of water in Ica
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Bahía de ParacasParacas Bay, with its southern end lying within the Paracas National Reservation is well known for its abundant wildlife. The unique ecosystem, insulated from thrashing ocean waves and current by Paracas Peninsula, and its shallow warmer waters, stimulates a remarkable growth of seaweed for which much of the wildlife, particularly the birds of Paracas, thrive upon directly or indirectly. Hotel Paracas was established in 1944 and is now a notable resort for the Peruvian elite.Show on map
Mountains, roads, land forms, forests and other objects in Ica
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Península de ParacasThe Paracas Peninsula is a desert peninsula within the boundaries of the Paracas National Reservation, a marine reserve which extends south along the coast. The only marine reserve in Peru, it is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. A shipping port was built along the northern peninsula, where deeper water permits larger transport and cruise ships to anchor. Tourists can have access to the Paracas National Reservation, a large marine reserve, while the ships are protected against ocean waves and currents. The peninsula includes red sand beaches formed from sands eroded from nearby cliffs.Show on map
Las BallestasThe Ballestas Islands are a group of small islands near the town of Paracas located within the Paracas District of the Pisco Province in the Ica Region, on the south coast of Peru. Composed largely of rock formations and covering an estimated area of 0.12 km², these islands are an important sanctuary for marine fauna like the guanay guano bird, the blue-footed booby and the tendril. Other notable species include Humboldt penguins and two varieties of seals (fur seals and sea lions), amongst other mammals.Show on map
Islas de ChinchaThe Chincha Islands (Spanish Islas Chincha) are a group of three small islands 21 kilometres (13 mi) off the southwest coast of Peru, to which they belong, near the town of Pisco. Since pre-incan times they were of interest for their extensive guano deposits, but the supplies were mostly exhausted by 1874.Show on map