Aymaraes Province

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Flag of Aymaraes[1]
Location of Aymaraes[1] in the Apurímac Region
Location of Aymaraes[1] in the Apurímac Region
Country Peru
Region Apurímac
Founded June 21, 1824
Capital Chalhuanca
 • Total 4,213.07 km2 (1,626.68 sq mi)
 • Total 27,598
 • Density 6.6/km2 (17/sq mi)
Website www.municipioaymaraes.gob.pe

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.


Political division[edit]

The province measures 1,242.33 square kilometres (479.67 sq mi) and is divided into seventeen districts:

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 (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).[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ (in Spanish) Official website of the aymaraes Province Archived September 28, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ inei.gob.pe Archived January 27, 2013, at the Wayback Machine. INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 14°18′04″S 73°13′52″W / 14.301°S 73.231°W / -14.301; -73.231