The Ilo Province
is one of three provinces
that make up the Moquegua Region
. The province is the largest mining
center in all of the southern Peru area.
The province borders the Mariscal Nieto Province to the north, the Jorge Basadre Province
to the east and southeast, the Pacific Ocean
to the south and west, and the Islay Province
to the northwest.
It extends north-south through the region's coastal
area, forming a bay
According to the 1993 Census
, the Ilo Province has a population of 51,481 inhabitants, 52.4% of which (26,964) are male and 47.6% (24,517) are female.
As of 2005, the Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informática
esimates the province's population to be 68,363.
is spoken at home by 82% of the population; while others speak Aymara
(6.1%), other indigenous
languages (0.1%) and foreign languages (0.3%).
Persons originating from other regions of the country make up 51.6% of the population and 0.3% of residents were born abroad.
The largest immigrant groups come from the Puno Region
(17.4% of the total population) and the Arequipa Region
The population is spread out with
- 42.4% under the age of 20,
- 10.9% from 20 to 24,
- 31.2% from 25 to 44,
- 12.9% from 45 to 64, and
- 2.6% who are 65 years of age or older.
The Ilo Province is divided into three districts
(, singular: ), each of... Read More