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Full nameTacna
Native nameSan Pedro de Tacna
RegionTacna Region
ProvinceTacna Province
DistrictTacna District
MayorIng. Fidel Carita Monroy (2011-2014)
Elevation1811 ft (552 m)
Total Population242451
Other information
Time zonePET (UTC-5)

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San Pedro de Tacna ( ), or simply Tacna, is a city in southern Peru and the regional capital of the Tacna Region. It is located on the border with Chile, inland from the Pacific Ocean and in the valley of the Caplina River. Tacna is a very commercially active city, located only 35 km (21.7 mi) north of the border with Chile.

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). Residents of Tacna are known in Spanish as .

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