La Convención Province

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La Convención
Province
Choquequirao
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.

Boundaries[edit]

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,[1] Machiguenga,[2] Yine[3] 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).[4]

See also[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ www.peruecologico.com.pe/ Ashaninka
  2. ^ peruecologico.com.pe Machiguenga
  3. ^ peruecologico.com.pe Piro
  4. ^ 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