Location of Corongo in the Ancash Region
|• Mayor||JULIO FELIX DE LA CRUZ ARAMBURU (2007)|
|• Total||988.01 km2 (381.47 sq mi)|
|• Density||7.9/km2 (20/sq mi)|
Corongo is situated in a calm valley where the river of the same name runs. It is bordered by the following provinces: to the north and to the west by Pallasca, to the east by Sihuas and to the south by Huaylas and Santa. At the time of census 2005 the province had 7,786 inhabitants, distributed in the urban zone and mainly in the countryside.
Corongo has a great variety of places to visit, especially lakes located in the high parts of the province, and the thermal baths of Aticara and Pacatqui.
The geographical coordinates are 8º30'34" S and 77º54'37" W.
Some of the highest mountains of the province are listed below:
Corongo is divided into seven districts, which are:
|Aco||Eustaquio Sanchez Asencio|
|Bambas||Enrique Soto Fajardo|
|Corongo||Julio Felix De La Cruz Aramburusin Rokiuno Joki|
|Cusca||Angel Aquelino Dominguez Murillo|
|La Pampa||Eusebio Aniceto Minaya Mendez|
|Yanac||Manuel Pedro Mateo Barrionuevo|
|Yupan||Walther Teobaldo Antivo Calvo|
The province is inhabited by indigenous citizens of Quechua descent. Spanish is the language which the majority of the population (90.35%) learnt to speak in childhood, 9.44% of the residents started speaking using the Quechua language (2007 Peru Census).
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