Salas District (Ica)

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Salas District
Der Distrikt Salas liegt im äußerten Nordwesten der Provinz Ica (rot markiert)
The district of Salas is located in the extreme northwest of the province of Ica (marked in red)



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Basic data
State Peru
Region Ica
Province IcaTemplate:Infobox Administrative Unit/Maintenance/Other
Seat Guadalupe
Area 651.7 km²
Inhabitants 25.767 (2017)
Density 40 inhabitants per km²
Foundation 11.February 1925
ISO 3166-2 PE-ICA
Website (spanish)
Alcalde Distrital Juan Carlos Quijandría Lavarello
Wüstenlandschaft im Distrikt Salas

Desert landscape in the district of Salas

Coordinates 13° 59′ S, 75° 46′ W

Salas District is located in Ica Province, in the Ica region of southwestern Peru. Created on 11 February 1925, the district has an area of 651.72 km². As of the 2017 census, there were 25,767 inhabitants living in the district.[1] In 1993 the population was 10,190, and in 2007 it was 17,973.[1] The district administration is located in the town of Guadalupe, 425 m above sea level, with a population of 16,753 as of 2017. Guadalupe is located on the northern edge of the metropolitan area of the provincial and regional capital of Ica, 10 km north-northwest of its city center. The national road 1S (Panamericana) from Ica to Pisco passes Guadalupe.

Geographical position

The district of Salas is located in the extreme northwest of the province of Ica. In the southeast as well as along the Panamericana are the settlement areas. The area consists mainly of desert. There is irrigated agriculture to a lesser extent. In the northeast, the district extends to the foothills of the Peruvian Western Cordillera.

The district of Salas borders the district of Paracas to the west, the district of San Andrés to the northwest, the district of Humay (all three in the province of Pisco) to the north, the district of San José de los Molinos to the northeast, the district of San Juan Bautista to the southeast, and the district of Subtanjalla to the south.


There are five other caseríos in the district besides the main town of Guadalupe:

  • Camino de Reyes (720 Inhabitants)
  • Cerro Prieto (2297 Inhabitants)
  • Collazos (993 Inhabitants)
  • Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe (northern extension of Guadalupe)
  • Santa Cruz de Villacurí (4453 Inhabitants)

Archaeological site Huaca Guadalupe

The Huaca Guadalupe archaeological site () is located 1.6 km east of downtown Guadalupe. The ruins, dating from the 13th and 14th centuries, are attributed to the Ica and Inca cultures

f1Georeferenzierung Map with all coordinates OSM | WikiMap

Individual references

  1. a b Peru: Ica Region – Provinces & Districts. Retrieved April 6, 2020.

Web links

Commons: Salas District– Collection of pictures, videos and audio files