Lucanas Province

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Lucanas
Province
Location of Lucanas in the Ayacucho Region
Location of Lucanas in the Ayacucho Region
Country Peru
Region Ayacucho
Capital Puquio
Government
 • Mayor Pedro Fernando Tincopa Calle
UBIGEO 0506

Lucanas is the largest province in the Ayacucho region, Peru. Its seat is Puquio.

Geography[edit]

Some of the highest mountains in the province are Rasuwillka and Qarwarasu. Other mountains are listed below:[1]

  • Surapata
  • Uqi
  • Waytayuq
  • Yana Yana
  • Yunka
  • Yuraq Pata

Political division[edit]

The province is divided into twenty-one districts.

Ethnic groups[edit]

The province is inhabited by indigenous citizens of Quechua descent. Spanish is the language which the majority of the population (57.15%) learnt to speak in childhood, 42.37% of the residents started speaking using the Quechua language and 0.25% using Aymara (2007 Peru Census).[2]

Archaeology[edit]

There are more than twenty archaeological sites in the province which were declared a National Cultural Heritage. Some of the most important sites of the province are Aya Muqu, Chipaw Marka, Kanichi, Nina Kiru, Ñawpallaqta, Puka Urqu, Quriwayrachina, Q'asa Pata and Waman Pirqa.[3][4]

See also[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ escale.minedu.gob.pe - UGEL map of the Lucanas Province 2 (Ayacucho Region)
  2. ^ inei.gob.pe INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007
  3. ^ El Peruano, Normas Legales, p. 243766 and 243767, May 8, 2003, Lima
  4. ^ Gobierno Regional de Ayacucho, Plan de Desarrollo Turístico de la Región Ayacucho 2004 – 2014, Aprobado mediante Ordenanza de Consejo Regional N° 03 - 04 - GRA/PRES



Coordinates: 14°41′38″S 74°07′26″W / 14.69389°S 74.12389°W / -14.69389; -74.12389