Carhuaz Province

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Location of Carhuaz[1] in the Ancash Region
Location of Carhuaz[1] in the Ancash Region
Country Peru
Region Ancash
Capital Carhuaz
 • Mayor Oscar Roosevelt Cerna Gomez (2007)

The Carhuaz Province is one of twenty provinces of the Ancash Region of Peru.


The Cordillera Blanca traverses the province. Waskaran, its highest elevation, lies on the border to the Yungay Province. Pallqarahu, Pukaranra, Qupa, Tuqllarahu, Wallqan and Yanarahu belong to the highest peaks of the province. Other mountains are listed below:[2]

Political division[edit]

Carhuaz is divided into eleven districts, which are:

Acopampa Julian Victor Chavez Graza
Amashca Leoncio Jaime Cadillo Chapeton
Anta Miguel Oswaldo Antunez Castillo
Ataquero Eber Tito Gutierrez Vazques
Carhuaz Oscar Roosevelt Cerna Gomez
Marcará Jorge Patricio Cruz Lazaro
Pariahuanca Zenobio Gregorio Mendez Aguirre
San Miguel de Aco Tomas Severiano Gutierrez Lliuya
Shilla Juan Felix Puntillo Limas
Tinco Simeon Alejandro Rodriguez Rojas
Yungar Julio Constantino Robles Ramirez

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 (73.27%) learnt to speak in childhood, 26.47% of the residents started speaking using the Spanish language (2007 Peru Census).[3]

See also[edit]


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

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 9°04′01″S 77°49′01″W / 9.067°S 77.817°W / -9.067; -77.817