La Convención Province

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La Convención
Province
Choquequirao
Location of La Convención in the Cusco Region
Location of La Convención in the Cusco Region
Country Peru
Region Cusco
Capital Quillabamba
Government
 • Mayor Hernan De La Torre Dueñas (2007)
Area
 • Total 30,061.82 km2 (11,606.93 sq mi)
Population (2005 census)
 • Total 165,415
 • Density 5.5/km2 (14/sq mi)
UBIGEO 0809

La Convención Province is the largest of thirteen provinces in the Cusco Region in the southern highlands of Peru.

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.

Geography[edit]

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.

The Willkapampa mountain range traverses the province. Some of the highest peaks of the province are listed below:[1]

Political division[edit]

The province is divided into ten districts (Spanish: distritos, singular: distrito), each of which is headed by a mayor (alcalde). The districts, with their capitals in parenthesis, are:


Ethnic groups[edit]

The province is inhabited by indigenous citizens: Asháninka,[2] Machiguenga,[3] Yine[4] 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).[5]

See also[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ escale.minedu.gob.pe - UGEL map of the La Convención Province (Cusco Region)
  2. ^ www.peruecologico.com.pe/ Ashaninka
  3. ^ peruecologico.com.pe Machiguenga
  4. ^ peruecologico.com.pe Piro
  5. ^ inei.gob.pe INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007


Coordinates: 12°51′48″S 72°41′35″W / 12.86333°S 72.69306°W / -12.86333; -72.69306