Cajatambo Province

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Cajatambo
Province
Peaks of the Waywash mountain range on the eastern border of the province as seen from the south
Peaks of the Waywash mountain range on the eastern border of the province as seen from the south
Location of Cajatambo in the Lima Region
Location of Cajatambo in the Lima Region
Country Peru
Region Lima
Capital Cajatambo
Government
 • Mayor Miguel Angel Carlos Castillo
Area
 • Total 1,515.21 km2 (585.03 sq mi)
Elevation 3,376 m (11,076 ft)
Population
 • Total 9,618
 • Density 6.3/km2 (16/sq mi)
UBIGEO 1503

The Cajatambo Province is one of nine provinces in the Lima Region of Peru. It is bordered to the north by the Ancash Region, to the east by the Huánuco Region, to the south by the Oyón Province, and to the west by the Huaura Province.

Overview[edit]

From 1851 to 1916 Cajatambo was part of Ancash Region and also included the areas of Bolognesi Province and Ocros Province, which remained in that region. Bolognesi, including Ocros until 1990, split from Cajatambo in 1903; in 1916 Cajatambo was given to Lima Region.

Geography[edit]

The Waywash mountain range traverses the province. Some of the highest mountains of the province are listed below:[1]

Administrative divisions[edit]

The province is divided into five districts:

Population[edit]

The province has a population of approximately 10,000 people.

Capital[edit]

The capital of the province is the city of Cajatambo.

Industry[edit]

The principal products of the province are cattle and sheep, although cochineal is also produced in the area.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ escale.minedu.gob.pe UGEL map of the Cajatambo Province (Lima Region)

External links[edit]

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Cajatambo". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. 


Coordinates: 10°20′08″S 76°50′03″W / 10.33556°S 76.83417°W / -10.33556; -76.83417