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The site Inkawasi with the volcano Sara Sara and the lake Parinaqucha in the background
Location of Parinacochas in the Ayacucho Region
|• Total||5,968.32 km2 (2,304.38 sq mi)|
|• 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.
- North: Apurímac Region
- East: Paucar del Sara Sara Province
- South: Arequipa Region
- West: Lucanas Province
The province extends over an area of 5,968.32 square kilometres (2,304.38 sq mi) and is divided into eight districts:
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).
- inei.gob.pe INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007
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