La Convención Province
Location of La Convención in the Cusco Region
|• Mayor||Hernan De La Torre Dueñas (2007)|
|• Total||30,061.82 km2 (11,606.93 sq mi)|
|Population (2005 census)|
|• Density||5.5/km2 (14/sq mi)|
As part of the higher-altitude Amazon basin at the foot of the Andes, La Convención is one of three Peruvian counties that prominently figure in national coffee production, the other being Chanchamayo county in Junín state and Jaén county in Cajamarca state.
The La Convención Province is bounded to the north by Junín Region and the Ucayali Region, to the east by the Madre de Dios Region, to the south by the Anta Province, the Calca Province and the Urubamba Province, and to the west by the Ayacucho Region and the Apurímac Region.
- Echarate (Echarate)
- Huayopata (Huyro)
- Kimbiri (Kimbiri)
- Maranura (Maranura)
- Ocobamba (Ocobamba)
- Pichari (Pichari)
- Quellouno (Quellouno)
- Santa Ana (Quillabamba)
- Santa Teresa (Santa Teresa)
- Vilcabamba (Lucma)
The province is inhabited by indigenous citizens: Asháninka, Machiguenga, Yine and Quechua. Spanish is the language which the majority of the population (51.98%) learnt to speak in childhood, 39.82% of the residents started speaking using the Quechua language (2007 Peru Census).
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