Children wave the Peruvian flag on the new footbridge across Qañawimayu in Qullpatumayku, Chumbivilcas Province
Location of Chumbivilcas in the Cusco Region
|Founded||June 21, 1825|
|• Mayor||Domingo Benito Calderon (2007)|
|• Total||5,371.08 km2 (2,073.79 sq mi)|
|Population (2005 census)|
|• Density||14/km2 (37/sq mi)|
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.
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).
Chumbivilcas is one of 13 provinces of the Cusco Region. It is divided into eight districts:
- inei.gob.pe INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007
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