Cañete Province

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Cañete
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Location of Cañete in the Lima region
Coat of Arms
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Country  Peru
Region Lima
Capital San Vicente de Cañete
Area
Area
Elevation (capital)
4,577.16 km2 (1,767.25 sq mi)
Population (as of the 2005 Census)
Population
 - Total
 - Density

191,409
41.8 /km2 (108 /sq mi)
Mayor Javier Jesus Alvarado Gonzales Del Valle (2007)
Subdivisions 16 districts
UBIGEO 1505
Official website
www.municanete.gob.pe

Cañete is a province located in southern Lima Region, Peru. It is bordered by the Lima Province on the north, the Ica Region on the south, the Huarochirí and Yauyos provinces on the east, and the Pacific Ocean on the west. Its capital is the town of San Vicente de Cañete. Cañete is the Capital of the Afro-Peruvian Folklore.

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Climate

The weather of the province's coastal area has two well-defined seasons:

Political division

The province is divided into sixteen districts (Spanish: distritos, singular: distrito):

Attractions

The coast of Cañete, with beaches such as Asia, Chilca, Puerto Viejo, León Dormido,Costa del Campo , Totoritas, Chocaya, Chepeconde, Puerto Fiel, Gallardo and Cerro Azul, is one of the province's main touristic attractions. The pleasant valley of Lunahuaná, a paradise for adventure sports lovers, is just half an hour from San Vicente de Cañete. The main attraction is the fast running Cañete River, which features rapids up to Class IV. Each year, the valley hosts a festival involving rafting, trekking, gliding, mountain biking and fishing competitions. There are a few annual festivals in Cañete. The most important ones are Festival of Black Art in late August and Adventure Sports Festival in Lunahuaná, held in February.

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