Calca Province

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Calca
Province
The lake Qiwñaqucha in the Calca Province
The lake Qiwñaqucha in the Calca Province
Coat of arms of Calca
Coat of arms
Location of Calca in the Cusco Region
Location of Calca in the Cusco Region
Country Peru
Region Cusco
Capital Calca
Government
 • Mayor Ciriaco Condori Cruz (2007)
Area
 • Total 4,414.49 km2 (1,704.44 sq mi)
Population (2007 census)
 • Total 65,407
 • Density 15/km2 (38/sq mi)
UBIGEO 0804
Website www.municalca.gob.pe

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

Political division[edit]

The province is divided into eight districts (Spanish: distritos, singular: distrito), each of which is headed by a mayor (alcalde). The districts, with their capitals in parentheses, 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 (69.92%) learnt to speak in childhood, 29.47% of the residents started speaking in Spanish.[1]

See also[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ inei.gob.pe INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007

External links[edit]


Coordinates: 13°19′09″S 71°57′17″W / 13.319304°S 71.954656°W / -13.319304; -71.954656