Castrovirreyna Province

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Castrovirreyna
Province
Awqa Urqu (in the background, on the right) as seen from Cochamarca (Quchamarka) in the southwest
Awqa Urqu (in the background, on the right) as seen from Cochamarca (Quchamarka) in the southwest
Location of Castrovirreyna in the Huancavelica Region
Location of Castrovirreyna in the Huancavelica Region
Country Peru
Region Huancavelica
Capital Castrovirreyna
Area
 • Total 3,984.62 km2 (1,538.47 sq mi)
Population (2005 census)
 • Total 20,018
 • Density 5.0/km2 (13/sq mi)
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The Castrovirreyna Province is one of seven provinces located in the Huancavelica Region of Peru. The capital of this province is the city of Castrovirreyna.

Geography[edit]

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

Political division[edit]

The province is divided into thirteen districts, which are:

Ethnic groups[edit]

The province is inhabited by indigenous citizens of Quechua descent. Spanish is the language which the majority of the population (77.20%) learnt to speak in childhood, 22.30% of the residents started speaking using the Quechua language (2007 Peru Census).[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ escale.minedu.gob.pe/ UGEL map Castrovirreyna Province (Huancavelica Region)
  2. ^ inei.gob.pe Archived January 27, 2013, at the Wayback Machine. INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007


Coordinates: 12°47′09″S 74°58′22″W / 12.785833°S 74.972778°W / -12.785833; -74.972778