Chumbivilcas Province

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Chumbivilcas
Province
Children wave the Peruvian flag on the new footbridge across Qañawimayu in Qullpatumayku, Chumbivilcas Province
Children wave the Peruvian flag on the new footbridge across Qañawimayu in Qullpatumayku, Chumbivilcas Province
Location of Chumbivilcas in the Cusco Region
Location of Chumbivilcas in the Cusco Region
Country Peru
Region Cusco
Founded June 21, 1825
Capital Santo Tomás
Government
 • Mayor Domingo Benito Calderon (2007)
Area
 • Total 5,371.08 km2 (2,073.79 sq mi)
Population (2005 census)
 • Total 77,721
 • Density 14/km2 (37/sq mi)
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Chumbivilcas (3D-map) is a province in the Andes in South Peru. The Inca called it "Chumpiwillka". The seat of the province is Santo Tomás. Officially Chumbivilcas was founded on June 21, 1825.

Rivers[edit]

The most important rivers of the area are Velille River and Qañawimayu which are springs of the Apurímac River.

Population[edit]

According to the Peru 2005 Census 77,721 inhabitiants live in an area of 5,371.08 km². There are about 77 rural communities. Chumbivilcas is looked upon as one of the poorest regions of the country. Half of the population is younger than 16 years. In the rural communities families with eight and more children are not unusual.

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 (91.07%) learnt to speak in childhood, 8.62% of the residents started speaking in Spanish (2007 Peru Census).[1]

Because of the migration of a high number of rural people to the towns the Spanish language (castellano) is getting more and more influence. School children are taught bilingually by law.

Political division[edit]

Chumbivilcas is one of 13 provinces of the Cusco Region. It is divided into eight districts:

See also[edit]

Graphics[edit]

References[edit]

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

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Coordinates: 14°27′03″S 72°04′57″W / 14.450857°S 72.082403°W / -14.450857; -72.082403