Aymaraes Province

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Aymaraes
Flag of Aymaraes
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Location of Aymaraes in the Apurímac Region
Location of Aymaraes in the Apurímac Region
CountryPeru
RegionApurímac
FoundedJune 21, 1824
CapitalChalhuanca
Area
 • Total4,213.07 km2 (1,626.68 sq mi)
Population
 • Total27,598
 • Density6.6/km2 (17/sq mi)
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Websitewww.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.

Boundaries[edit]

Geography[edit]

One of the highest peaks of the province is Pisti at approximately 5,100 m (16,700 ft). Other mountains are listed below:[1]

  • Chachakuma
  • Chawpi Urqu
  • Ch'ankhara
  • Ch'uychu Llamuqa
  • Huch'uy Ñawincha
  • Kiswarani
  • Ñawin Urqu
  • Puka Kunka
  • Puka Urqu
  • Puma Ranra
  • Puman Uta
  • Qaqa Wasi
  • Qullqi Mina
  • Q'illu Q'illu
  • Sara Sara
  • Saya Qhata
  • Uma Ch'alla
  • Waman Pirqa
  • Wamanripa
  • Waqra Wat'a
  • Wayllayuq
  • Wayna P'ukru
  • Wayna Quta
  • Wisk'achayuq

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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ escale.minedu.gob.pe/ UGEL map Aymaraes Province (Apurímac Region)
  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