Abancay Province

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Coat of arms of Abancay[1]
Coat of arms
Location of Abancay[1] in the Apurímac Region
Location of Abancay[1] in the Apurímac Region
Country Peru
Region Apurímac
Capital Abancay
 • Mayor Jose Manuel Campos Cespedes (2007)
 • Total 3,447.13 km2 (1,330.94 sq mi)
Population (2002 estimate)
 • Total 123,395
 • Density 36/km2 (93/sq mi)
Website www.muniabancay.gob.pe

The Abancay Province is one of seven provinces of the Apurímac Region in Peru. The capital of the province is the city of Abancay.


Political division[edit]

Abancay Province is divided into nine districts, which are:

Abancay Jose Manuel Campos Cespedes
Chacoche Martin Puma Cayllahua
Circa Asunto Gregorio Montoya Juro
Curahuasi Danilo Valenza Calvo
Huanipaca Jose Chacon Vargas
Lambrama Hilario Saldivar Taipe
Pichirhua Marcelino Montes Aguilar
San Pedro de Cachora Huber Cuaresma Espinoza
Tamburco Fernando Zuñiga Gutierrez

Ethnic groups[edit]

The province is inhabited by indigenous citizens of Quechua descent. Spanish is the language which the majority of the population (51.47%) learnt to speak in childhood, 48.06% of the residents started speaking using the Quechua language and 0.21% using Aymara (2007 Peru Census).[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ (Spanish) Official website of the Abancay Province
  2. ^ inei.gob.pe INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007

Coordinates: 13°38′02″S 72°52′52″W / 13.634°S 72.881°W / -13.634; -72.881