from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A town of southern Peru north of Arica, Chile. The object of a long-standing dispute between Peru and Chile, it became part of Peru in 1929. Population: 280,000.


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  • They reported that there are 55 injured and there could be five injured in Tacna, which is another state south of Lima.

    CNN Transcript Jun 23, 2001

  • In 1994 the CIP introduced to northern China a Peruvian potato variety known as Tacna, which was resistant to viruses, heat, drought and salinity.

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  • The Dutchman evaded capture for four days, dumping the Jeep and crossing into Chile overland at the dusty border town of Tacna, before Chilean police officers spotted him Thursday in a taxi heading south toward the capital, Santiago.

    The Murder in Peru That Led to Van Der Sloot Chase

  • Protesters also gathered in Cuzco, Tacna, Arequipa, Puno and other cities.

    Peruvian Natives Defend Amazon

  • Workers and social organisations crowded the streets and plazas of Lima on Wednesday, while strong protests also took place in the southern regions of Cusco, Arequipa, Puno, Tacna and Moquegua.

    PERU: Escalating Conflicts Put Pres. García on the Spot

  • At other times rain has followed earthquakes at a period of the year when it is a far greater prodigy than the earthquake itself: this happened after the shock of November 1822, and again in 1829 at Valparaiso; also after that of September 1833, at Tacna.

    Journal of researches into the geology and natural history of the various countries visited by H.M.S. Beagle

  • Efforts of the U.S. (1922–26) to mediate a settlement through a plebiscite led to no result, but served to bring about direct negotiations and the final agreement, by which Chile received Arica and Peru was awarded Tacna, Chile agreeing to accede Peru port and transportation facilities at Arica.


  • The long, drawn-out dispute with Chile over Tacna and Arica, when finally settled, assigned Tacna to Peru.


  • The dispute between Chile and Peru over the districts of Tacna and Arica, which had lasted for more than two decades, was settled.

    1929, Jan. 5

  • Relations with Chile were severed due to disagreements over Tacna and Arica.

    6. Peru


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