Aija Province

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Aija, the capital of the province
Aija, the capital of the province
Location of Aija in the Ancash Region
Location of Aija in the Ancash Region

The Aija Province is one of 20 provinces of the Ancash Region in Peru.


The Cordillera Negra traverses the province. Some of the highest mountains of the province are listed below:[1]

Political division[edit]

Aija is divided into five districts, which are:

District Mayor
Aija German Ignacio Hizo Requena
Coris Mamerto Antonio Chavez Quiñones
Huacllan Wenceslao Lorenzo Hidalgo Gomero
La Merced Manuel Dario Manrique Mejia
Succha Aquiles Florencio Ortiz Leon

Ethnic groups[edit]

The province is inhabited by indigenous citizens of Quechua descent. Spanish is the language which the majority of the population (62.10%) learnt to speak in childhood, while 37.70% of the residents started speaking using the Quechua language (2007 Peru Census).[2]


  1. ^ - UGEL map of the Aija Province (Ancash Region)
  2. ^ Archived 2013-01-27 at the Wayback Machine INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007

Coordinates: 9°46′55″S 77°36′39″W / 9.781887°S 77.610856°W / -9.781887; -77.610856