Dos de Mayo Province

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Dos de Mayo
Urqumayu valley
Urqumayu valley
Location of Dos de Mayo in the Huánuco Region
Location of Dos de Mayo in the Huánuco Region
Country Peru
Region Huánuco
Founded November 5, 1870
Capital La Unión - (alt: 3226 mts - 10581 ft)
 • Mayor Ing. Valentín Salazar Huerta
 • Total 1,438.88 km2 (555.55 sq mi)
Population (2005 census)
 • Total 42,825
 • Density 30/km2 (77/sq mi)

The Dos de Mayo Province is one of eleven provinces of the Huánuco Region in Peru. The capital of this province is the city of La Unión.



Some of the highest mountains of the province are listed below:[1]

Political division[edit]

The province is divided into nine districts, which are:

Ethnic groups[edit]

The province is inhabited by indigenous citizens of Quechua descent. Spanish, however, is the language which the majority of the population (59.82%) learnt to speak in childhood, 39.87% of the residents started speaking using the Quechua language (2007 Peru Census).[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ - UGEL map of the Dos de Mayo Province (Huánuco Region)
  2. ^ Archived January 27, 2013, on Wayback Machine. INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007

Coordinates: 9°49′59″S 76°40′08″W / 9.833°S 76.669°W / -9.833; -76.669