Antonio Raymondi Province

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Antonio Raymondi
Location of Antonio Raymondi in the Ancash Region
Location of Antonio Raymondi in the Ancash Region
Country Peru
Region Ancash
Capital Llamellín

Antonio Raymondi is a province of the Ancash Region in Peru. It is located along the central eastern edge of the Ancash Region, bordering the Huánuco Region.


The province was split off from Huari Province in 1964 at the request of the inhabitants of its seat, Llamellín, and named after the native Italian geographer Antonio Raimondi, a prominent Peruvian scientist in the later half of the 19th century. He wrote the book "Departamento de Ancachs".[1]


One of the highest peaks of the province is Ch'aki Qucha at approximately 4,600 m (15,100 ft). Other mountains are listed below:[2]

  • Hatun Ch'usiq
  • Hatun Kunkash
  • Hatun Tinyash
  • Hatun Tuna
  • Hirka Kancha
  • Pallqu
  • P'itiq Hirka
  • Qalla Qalla
  • Sayri
  • Siniqa Hirka
  • Waychu
  • Wayunkayuq
  • Winchus
  • Yaku Quchanan

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 (76.21%) learnt to speak in childhood, 23.32% of the residents started speaking using the Spanish language (2007 Peru Census).[3]

Political division[edit]

Antonio Raimondi is divided into six districts, which are:

District Mayor
Aczo Perzy Julio Mory Espinoza
Chaccho Ceferino Adrian Lopez Trujillo
Chingas Victor Galindo Vasquez
Llamellín Robert Nilton Torres Torres
Mirgas Julio Rodriguez Sifuentes
San Juan de Rontoy Felix Sandoval Diaz


  1. ^ It is an edidtion of Saint Marcos University, Lima ISBN 9972-46-319-2
  2. ^ UGEL map Antonio Raymondi Province (Ancash Region)
  3. ^ Archived January 27, 2013, at the Wayback Machine. INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007

Coordinates: 9°07′59″S 77°01′01″W / 9.133°S 77.017°W / -9.133; -77.017