Location of Aymaraes in the Apurímac Region
|Founded||June 21, 1824|
|• Total||4,213.07 km2 (1,626.68 sq mi)|
|• Density||6.6/km2 (17/sq mi)|
Aymaraes Province is the largest of seven provinces of the Apurímac Region in Peru. The capital of the province is the city of Chalhuanca. The province was founded by General Simón Bolívar on June 21, 1824.
- North: Andahuaylas Province, Abancay Province
- East: Abancay Province, Antabamba Province
- South: Ayacucho Region
- West: Ayacucho Region, Andahuaylas Province
The province measures 1,242.33 square kilometres (479.67 sq mi) and is divided into seventeen districts:
- Justo Apu Sahuaraura
- San Juan de Chacña
The people in the province are mainly indigenous citizens of Quechua descent. Quechua is the language which the majority of the population (71.05%) learnt to speak in childhood, 28.61% of the residents started speaking using the Spanish language and 0.15 % using Aymara (2007 Peru Census).
- (Spanish) Official website of the aymaraes Province Archived September 28, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
- inei.gob.pe Archived January 27, 2013, at the Wayback Machine. INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007
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