Lucanas Province

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

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


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]


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]


  1. ^ - UGEL map of the Lucanas Province 2 (Ayacucho Region)
  2. ^ 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