Corongo Province

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Corongo
Province
Location of Corongo in the Ancash Region
Location of Corongo in the Ancash Region
Country Peru
Region Ancash
Capital Corongo
Government
 • Mayor JULIO FELIX DE LA CRUZ ARAMBURU (2007)
Area
 • Total 988.01 km2 (381.47 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 7,786
 • Density 7.9/km2 (20/sq mi)

The Corongo Province is one of 20 provinces of the Ancash Region in Peru. Its capital is Corongo located at an altitude of 3,141 m (10,305 ft).

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,[1] 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.

Geography[edit]

Some of the highest mountains of the province are listed below:[2]

Political division[edit]

Corongo is divided into seven districts, which are:

DISTRICT MAYOR
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

Ethnic groups[edit]

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).[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ www1.inei.gob.pe, Banco de Información Distrital
  2. ^ escale.minedu.gob.pe - UGEL map of the Corongo Province (Ancash Region)
  3. ^ inei.gob.pe Archived January 27, 2013, at the Wayback Machine. INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007


Coordinates: 8°30′34″S 77°54′37″W / 8.50944°S 77.91028°W / -8.50944; -77.91028