Huancavelica Province

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Location of Huancavelica in the Huancavelica Region
Location of Huancavelica in the Huancavelica Region
Country Peru
Region Huancavelica
Capital Huancavelica
 • Mayor Pedro Antonio Palomino Pastrana (2007)
 • Total 4,215.56 km2 (1,627.64 sq mi)
Population (2005 census)
 • Total 136,975
 • Density 32/km2 (84/sq mi)

The Huancavelica Province is one of seven provinces located in the Huancavelica Region of Peru. The capital of this province is the city of Huancavelica.



There are a couple of large lakes in the province like Anqasqucha, Astuqucha, Chiliqucha, Chunchuqucha, Kanllaqucha, Milluqucha, Papaqucha, Qiwllaqucha, Tipiqucha, Warmiqucha and Ñawinqucha some of which belong to the largest lakes of Peru.

The Chunta mountain range traverses the province. Some of the highest peaks of the province are listed below:[1]

Political division[edit]

The province is divided into nineteen districts, which are:

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 (55.06%) learnt to speak in childhood, 44.70% of the residents started speaking using the Spanish language (2007 Peru Census).[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ UGEL map Castrovirreyna Province (Huancavelica Region)
  2. ^ Archived 2013-01-27 at the Wayback Machine. INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007

Coordinates: 12°47′09″S 74°58′22″W / 12.78583°S 74.97278°W / -12.78583; -74.97278