Casma Province

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Casma
Province
Sechin complex in the Casma Valley
Sechin complex in the Casma Valley
Coat of arms of Casma
Coat of arms
Location of Casma in the Ancash Region
Location of Casma in the Ancash Region
Country Peru
Region Ancash
Capital Casma
Government
 • Mayor José Alejandro Montalván Macedo (2011-2014)
Area
 • Total 2,262.86 km2 (873.70 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 41,477
 • Density 18/km2 (47/sq mi)
Website www.casma.anc.mp.gob.pe

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

Political division[edit]

Casma is divided into four districts, which are:

DISTRICT MAYOR
Buena Vista Alta Maximo Pedro Vargas Cutamanca
Casma Jose Luis Lomparte Monteza
Comandante Noel Jose Alejandro Montalvan Macedo
Yautan Jose Luis Del Carpio Melgarejo

Ethnic groups[edit]

The province is inhabited by indigenous citizens of Quechua descent. Spanish is the language which the majority of the population (85.95%) learnt to speak in childhood. 13.82% of the residents started speaking using the Quechua language (2007 Peru Census).[1]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ inei.gob.pe Archived January 27, 2013, at the Wayback Machine. INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007

External links[edit]


Coordinates: 9°28′01″S 78°19′01″W / 9.467°S 78.317°W / -9.467; -78.317