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.

Geography[edit]

The province is bounded to the north by the La Convención Province, to the east by the Calca Province, to the south by the Cusco Province and the Anta Province, and to the west by the La Convención Province.

It is traversed by the Urupampa and Willkapampa mountain ranges. Some of the highest peaks of the province are listed below:[1]

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).[2]

Archaeological sites[edit]

The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Machu Pikchu is probably the most famous site among the numerous archaeological remains of the province. Other places are listed below:

See also[edit]

Images[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ escale.minedu.gob.pe - UGEL map of the Urubamba Province (Cusco Region)
  2. ^ 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