Urubamba Province

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Urubamba
Province
The Urubamba River in the Sacred Valley of the Urubamba Province
The Urubamba River in the Sacred Valley of the Urubamba Province
Location of Urubamba in the Cusco Region
Location of Urubamba in the Cusco Region
Country Peru
Region Cusco
Capital Urubamba
Government
 • Mayor Benicio Rios Ocsa (2007)
Area
 • Total 1,439.43 km2 (555.77 sq mi)
Population (2007 census)
 • Total 56,685
 • Density 39/km2 (100/sq mi)
UBIGEO 0813
Website www.muniurubamba.gob.pe

Urubamba Province is one of thirteen provinces in the Cusco Region in the southern highlands of Peru.

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Political division[edit]

The province is divided into seven 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 people in the province are mainly indigenous citizens of Quechua descent. Quechua is the language which the majority of the population (51.34%) learnt to speak in childhood, 46.78% of the residents started speaking using the Spanish language (2007 Peru Census).[1]

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Sources[edit]

  1. ^ inei.gob.pe INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007


Coordinates: 13°18′37″S 72°07′12″W / 13.310334°S 72.12°W / -13.310334; -72.12