Huaylas Province

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Huaylas[1]
Looking south from Allpamayu across the province
Looking south from Allpamayu across the province
Location of Huaylas in the Ancash Region
Location of Huaylas in the Ancash Region
CountryPeru
RegionAncash
FoundedJuly 15, 1857
CapitalCaraz
Government
 • MayorEsteban Florentino
Area
 • Total2,293 km2 (885 sq mi)
Population
 • Total51,334
 • Density22/km2 (58/sq mi)
UBIGEO0212
WebsiteOfficial website

The Huaylas Province is one of 20 provinces of the Ancash Region in Peru.

Geography[edit]

The Cordillera Blanca and the Cordillera Negra traverse the province. Some of the highest peaks of the province are Artesonraju, Chacraraju, Quitaraju, Pucajirca, Pucaraju and Huandoy. Other mountains are listed below:[2]

Some of the largest lakes of the province are Arwayqucha, Hatunqucha, Ichikqucha, Pukaqucha, Quyllurqucha, Tawlliqucha and Wiqruqucha.[2]

Political division[edit]

Huaylas is divided into ten districts, which are:

District Mayor Map
Caraz Renson Martínez Canchumani
Map of the Huaylas province showing its districts
Huallanca N
Huata Miguel Abilio Terry Guerrero
Huaylas Jose Felipe Espinoza Caballero
Mato Victor Hilario Jamanca Cueva
Pamparomas Rolando Roger Murillo Loayza
Pueblo Libre Paul Cristian Diaz Vasquez
Santa Cruz Gustavo Odiel Chavez Crispin
Santo Toribio Florentino Felipe Villafana Pajuelo
Yuracmarca Carlos Raul Hernandez Cottos

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 (57.20%) learnt to speak in childhood, 42.59% of the residents started speaking using the Spanish language (2007 Peru Census).[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Official web site of the Huaylas province
  2. ^ a b escale.minedu.gob.pe - UGEL map of the Huaylas Province (Ancash Region)
  3. ^ inei.gob.pe Archived 2013-01-27 at the Wayback Machine INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 9°03′00″S 77°48′36″W / 9.05000°S 77.81000°W / -9.05000; -77.81000