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The region is divided in 5 provinces.
- Chincha (Chincha Alta)
- Ica (Ica)
- Nazca (Nazca)
- Palpa (Palpa)
- Pisco (Pisco)
Points of Interest
City of Ica
Capital of the Ica Department. One of the most popular places to visit in Ica is La Huacachina, the famous desert oasis is located 5km from Ica. It is a small lake with medicinal water, lying in the middle of a spectacular sand desert.
Laguna La Huacachina, Ica, Peru.
Pisco the most important port in Ica and a litoral province. The most important attractions are Paracas Bay and the Paracas museum. Pisco was home of an ancient pre-hispanic culture, the Paracas . Who are known for their exquisite textiles.
Known for the Nazca Lines, which are geoglyphs and geometric line clearings in the Peruvian desert, in the district of Nazca. The Nazca lines are attributed to the Ica-Nazca culture, which existed there between 200 BCE and 600 CE. The area of the Nazca lines is called the Pampa Colorada (red plain). From the air, the Nazca Lines show humans, animals, plants, lines and geometric shapes.
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