The Peruvian city of Nazca is the capital of the province of Nazca, located on the right bank of the river Aja (tributary of the Rio Grande). Nazca is a city very active due to the influx of tourists visiting daily the ancient Nazca Lines and agricultural and commercial development is in the area.
Founded by the Viceroy Garcia Hurtado de Mendoza, Marquess of Cañete in 1591, Nazca was also known for producing a grape brandy-similar to pisco intended for consumption of slaves and the local people called born.
The people of Nazca was created on August 29, 1821, then on 2 July 1855 was elevated to the rank of district, becoming then a province on January 23, 1941.
The November 12, 1996, an earthquake of 6.4 with epicenter at sea (Marcona), hit seriously in the city of Nazca, despite its magnitude in the city only 7 people died (out of 17), but More than 8,000 buildings collapsed completely and 1600 people were injured.
The district Nasca and the District of Vista Alegre form a single urban core to be both practically united into town (30,000 inhabitants approx), which does not happen with the other districts of the province.
Currently Nazca is a thriving tourist center of international renown, besides the development of trade and services have turned the city into one of the main cities in southern Peru, Nazca has regained its beauty that has always characterized.