Cusco Province

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Cusco Province
Province
Puka Pukara Inca ruins near Cusco
Puka Pukara Inca ruins near Cusco
Location of Cusco Province in the Cusco Region
Location of Cusco Province in the Cusco Region
Country Peru
Region Cusco
Capital Cusco
Government
 • Mayor Marina Sequeiros Montesinos (2007)
Area
 • Total 617.0 km2 (238.2 sq mi)
Population (2005 census)
 • Total 348,493
 • Density 560/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
UBIGEO 0801
Website www.municusco.gob.pe

Cusco Province is the smallest 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 parenthesis, are:

Population by district
City district Area
km²
Population
2007 census(hab)
Housing
(2007)
Density
(hab/km²)
Elevation
msl
Cuzco 116.22 km² 108,798* 28,476 936.1 3,399 msl
San Jerónimo 103.34 km² 28,856* 8,942 279.2 3,244 msl
San Sebastián 89.44 km² 85,472* 18,109 955.6 3,244 msl
Santiago 69.72 km² 66,277* 21,168 950.6 3,400 msl
Wanchaq 6.38 km² 54,524* 14,690 8,546.1 3,366 msl
Total 385.1 km² 358,052* 91,385 929.76
*Census data conducted by INEI[1]

Ethnic groups[edit]

The province is inhabited by indigenous citizens of Quechua descent. Spanish is the language which the majority of the population (80.87%) learnt to speak in childhood, 18.22% of the residents started speaking using the Quechua language (2007 Peru Census).[2]

See also[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ Censo 2005 INEI
  2. ^ inei.gob.pe INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007


Coordinates: 13°31′34″S 71°58′17″W / 13.52611°S 71.97139°W / -13.52611; -71.97139