Bolognesi Province

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Waywash mountain range as seen from Chiquián
Location of Bolognesi in the Ancash Region
Location of Bolognesi in the Ancash Region
Country Peru
Region Ancash
Capital Chiquián
 • Mayor Bladimiro Elias Alvarado Vicuña (2007)

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


The province originally was part of Cajatambo Province (part of Lima Region since 1916) until 1903, when it was split off and named after Col. Francisco Bolognesi, the hero of the Battle of Arica. In 1990, Ocros Province split off from Bolognesi.


The area of the province comprises parts of four Andean mountain ranges with snow-covered mountains: the Cordillera Blanca, the Cordillera Negra, the Wallanka mountain range and the Waywash mountain range. Some of the highest peaks of the province are listed below:[1]

Political division[edit]

Bolognesi is divided into fifteen districts, which are:

District Mayor
Abelardo Pardo Lezameta Maximo Pelayo Bravo Laus
Antonio Raymondi Erasmo Benites Bernardo
Aquia Rodmi Vasquez Damian
Cajacay Joaquin Edmundo Castillo Sarazu
Canis Hugo Leonid Aldave Huaman
Chiquián Bladimiro Elias Alvarado Vicuña
Colquioc Jose Levila Junior
Huallanca Teofilo Marcos Cervantes
Huasta Teofanes Alva Valderrama
Huayllacayán Marcial Dedicacion Ramos Luna
La Primavera Juscelino Ruiz Atachagua
Mangas Mariano Rojas Garcia
Pacllón Adhemir Carrera Padilla
San Miguel de Corpanqui Jose Manuel Solis Obregon
Ticllos Jorge Carhuachin Serna

Ethnic groups[edit]

The province is inhabited by indigenous citizens of Quechua descent. Spanish is the language which the majority of the population (84.05%) learnt to speak in childhood, 15.43% of the residents started speaking using the Quechua language (2007 Peru Census).[2]

See also[edit]


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

Coordinates: 10°09′00″S 77°10′59″W / 10.15000°S 77.18306°W / -10.15000; -77.18306