Abancay Province

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Abancay[1]
Province
Ampay (in the background on the left) as seen from Usphaqucha
Ampay (in the background on the left) as seen from Usphaqucha
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
Government
 • Mayor Jose Manuel Campos Cespedes (2007)
Area
 • Total 3,447.13 km2 (1,330.94 sq mi)
Population (2002 estimate)
 • Total 123,395
 • Density 36/km2 (93/sq mi)
UBIGEO 0301
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.

Boundaries[edit]

Geography[edit]

One of the highest mountains of the province is Ampay located in the Ampay National Sanctuary. Other mountains are listed below:[2]

  • Allqa Marka
  • Antaqucha
  • Aqu Q'asa
  • Atuq Pata
  • Chakana
  • Chaku Urqu
  • Chawpi
  • Chunkara
  • Chuntani
  • Hatun Ullukuyuq
  • Huch'uy Q'urawiri
  • Ichhu Urqu
  • Inka Pirqa
  • Inka Wasi
  • Janq'u Marka
  • Kallanka
  • Kimsa P'ukru
  • Kimsa P'unqu
  • Kimsa Urqu
  • Kimsaqucha
  • Kimsa Wayna
  • Kiska Urqu
  • Kuntur Sinqa
  • Kunturillu
  • Lurituyuq
  • Llaksa
  • Llikawi
  • Mawk'allaqta
  • Muruqucha
  • Pillpintu
  • Pinqulluni
  • Pirwata
  • Pisqaqucha
  • Pukara
  • P'unqu Q'asa
  • Qala Saywa
  • Qillqas
  • Qiñwa Marka
  • Qiñwa Urqu
  • Quncha Pallana
  • Q'illu Q'asa
  • Q'illu Q'asa (Aban.-Grau)
  • Q'urawiri
  • Rumi Chaka
  • Runtuqucha
  • Silla Urqu
  • Suntur
  • Sunturu
  • Sunturuyuq
  • Sunqun Marka
  • Surimana
  • Waman Ch'arpa
  • Waraquyuq
  • Warmi Rumi
  • Wayllayuq
  • Willkawara
  • Wiraqucha
  • Wisk'achayuq
  • Yana Allpa
  • Yana Qaqa
  • Yana Urqu

Political division[edit]

Abancay Province is divided into nine districts, which are:

DISTRICT MAYOR
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).[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Spanish) Official website of the Abancay Province
  2. ^ escale.minedu.gob.pe - UGEL map of the Abancay Province (Apurímac Region)
  3. ^ 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