Anta Province

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Anta
Province
The archaeological site Tarawasi in the Anta Province
The archaeological site Tarawasi in the Anta Province
Location of Anta in the Cusco Region
Location of Anta in the Cusco Region
Country Peru
Region Cusco
Capital Anta
Government
 • Mayor Wilbert Gabrwilbert Gabriel Rozas Beltran (2007)
Area
 • Total 1,876.12 km2 (724.37 sq mi)
Population (2005 census)
 • Total 57,905
 • Density 31/km2 (80/sq mi)
UBIGEO 0803
Website www.anta.cus.mp.gob.pe

Anta Province is one of thirteen provinces in the Cusco Region in the southern highlands of Peru.

Political division[edit]

The province is divided into nine districts (Spanish: distritos, singular: distrito), each of which is headed by a mayor (alcalde). The districts, with their capitals in parenthesis, are:

Ethnic groups[edit]

The people in the province are mainly indigenous citizens of Quechua descent. Quechua is the language which the majority of the population (70.28%) learnt to speak in childhood, 29.35% of the residents started speaking in Spanish.[1]

See also[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ inei.gob.pe INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007
The pampa de Anta, a plateau contains some of Anta Province, and Cusco's, best communal cultivated lands. It is located at around 3000 meters above sea level, and is used to cultivate mainly high altitude crops such as potatoes, tarwi (edible lupin), barley and quinoa.


Coordinates: 13°28′49″S 72°06′40″W / 13.480167°S 72.111245°W / -13.480167; -72.111245