Huanca Sancos Province

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Huanca Sancos
Location of Huanca Sancos in the Ayacucho Region
Location of Huanca Sancos in the Ayacucho Region
Country Peru
Region Ayacucho
Capital Huanca Sancos
 • Mayor Cirilo Pacheco Vilchez
 • Total 2,862.33 km2 (1,105.15 sq mi)
Elevation 3,408 m (11,181 ft)
 • Total 12,120
 • Density 4.2/km2 (11/sq mi)

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.

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).[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ 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