Parinacochas Province

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Parinacochas
Province
The archaeological site of Inkawasi with the volcano Sara Sara and the lake Parinaqucha in the background
The archaeological site of Inkawasi with the volcano Sara Sara and the lake Parinaqucha in the background
Location of Parinacochas in the Ayacucho Region
Location of Parinacochas in the Ayacucho Region
Country Peru
Region Ayacucho
Capital Coracora
Area
 • Total 5,968.32 km2 (2,304.38 sq mi)
Population (2002)
 • Total 24,028
 • Density 4.0/km2 (10/sq mi)

The Parinacochas Province is a province located in the Ayacucho Region of Peru. It is one of the eleven that make up that region. The province has a population of 24,028 inhabitants as of 2002. The capital of the province is Coracora.

Boundaries[edit]

Geography[edit]

The highest mountain in the province is Sara Sara at 5,505 m (18,061 ft) on the border to the Paucar del Sara Sara Province. Other mountains are listed below:[1]

Political division[edit]

The province extends over an area of 5,968.32 square kilometres (2,304.38 sq mi) and is divided into eight districts:

Ethnic groups[edit]

The people in the province are mainly indigenous citizens of Quechua descent. Quechua is the language which the majority of the population (54.94%) learnt to speak in childhood, 44.60% of the residents started speaking using the Spanish language (2007 Peru Census).[2]

See also[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ escale.minedu.gob.pe - UGEL map of the Parinacochas Province (Ayacucho Region)
  2. ^ inei.gob.pe INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007


Coordinates: 15°01′01″S 73°46′50″W / 15.016994°S 73.780419°W / -15.016994; -73.780419