Huanca Sancos Province

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Huanca Sancos
Province
Location of Huanca Sancos in the Ayacucho Region
Location of Huanca Sancos in the Ayacucho Region
Country Peru
Region Ayacucho
Capital Huanca Sancos
Government
 • Mayor Cirilo Pacheco Vilchez
Area
 • Total 2,862.33 km2 (1,105.15 sq mi)
Elevation 3,408 m (11,181 ft)
Population
 • Total 12,120
 • Density 4.2/km2 (11/sq mi)
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Huanca Sancos is a province in central Ayacucho, Peru. On April 3, 1983, Shining Path rebels entered the town of Lucanamarca and killed 69 people.

Geography[edit]

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

  • Allqa Wasi
  • Aqu Chupa
  • Aqu Muqu
  • Aqu Q'asa
  • Atuq Wachanan
  • Aya Mach'ay
  • Challwana
  • Chawpi Urqu
  • Chuqllu
  • Chuntani
  • Chupa Urqu
  • Hatun Kinwa
  • Hatun Pampa
  • Hatun Ranra
  • Hatun Saywa
  • Hatun Waraqu
  • Inka Wasi
  • Inti Watana
  • Killa Q'asa
  • Kiswar
  • Kuntur Qaqa
  • Kuntur Sinqa
  • Kuntur Wasi
  • Kunturillu
  • K'ichki Qaqa
  • Lluqsiyuq
  • Machu
  • Millpuq
  • Millpuq Urqu
  • Minasniyuq Urqu
  • Misa Rumi
  • Ninalla Urqu
  • Pampa Mach'ay
  • Parya
  • Pata Wasi
  • Pichu Q'asa
  • Pirwalla
  • Puka Kancha
  • Puka P'unqu
  • Puka Qaqa
  • Puka Saywa
  • Puka Urqu
  • Puma Ranra
  • Puywanniyuq
  • Phiruru
  • P'isqu Pallana
  • P'ukru Wasi
  • Qaqa Wasi
  • Qillqalla Q'asa
  • Qiwllaqucha
  • Qiwllari
  • Qucha Wasi
  • Qullpa
  • Q'asa Wasi
  • Q'illu Q'asa
  • Q'illu Urqu
  • Q'iru Chuku
  • Titanka
  • Titankayuq
  • Urqu Pata
  • Urqunqucha
  • Usnu
  • Wachu Wasi
  • Wank'a Saywa
  • Wansu
  • Waraqu
  • Waylla Q'asa
  • Waylla Urqu
  • Wayra Pata
  • Wayta Wayta
  • Waytaqucha
  • Wichinka Pata
  • Wisk'acha Rumi
  • Wisk'achayuq
  • Yana Kusma
  • Yana Q'asa
  • Yana Uqsha
  • Yana Urqu
  • Yanawaqra
  • Yuraq Mach'ay
  • Yuraq Urqu

Political division[edit]

The province extends over an area of 2,862.33 square kilometres (1,105.15 sq mi) and is divided into four districts.

Ethnic groups[edit]

The people in the province are mainly indigenous citizens of Quechua descent. Quechua is the language which the majority of the population (80.79%) learnt to speak in childhood, while 18.72% of the residents started speaking using the Spanish language (2007 Peru Census).[2]

See also[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ escale.minedu.gob.pe - UGEL map of the Huanca Sancos Province (Ayacucho Region)
  2. ^ inei.gob.pe INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007

External links[edit]


Coordinates: 13°55′07″S 74°19′55″W / 13.91861°S 74.33194°W / -13.91861; -74.33194