Junín Province

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This article is about Junín, the province. For the Peruvian region, see Junín Region. For other uses, see Junín (disambiguation).
Junín
Province
Junín Lake
Junín Lake
Country Peru
Region Junín
Capital Junín
Area
 • Total 2,360.07 km2 (911.23 sq mi)
Population (2002 estimate)
 • Total 48,723
 • Density 21/km2 (53/sq mi)

Junín Province is a province in northwestern Junín Region, in the central highlands of Peru. Its capital is the city of Junín.

Geography[edit]

The territory of the province is mountainous and it includes Lake Junin which is the largest lake entirely on Peruvian territory, and the second-largest lake in the country after Lake Titicaca. Some of the most important rivers are the Mantaro and the Ullkumayu (Ulcomayo).

Boundaries[edit]

The province borders the Tarma Province on the southeast, Yauli Province on the southwest, and the Pasco Region provinces of Pasco on the north and northwest, and Oxapampa on the northeast.

Political division[edit]

The Junín Province is divided into four districts (Spanish: distritos, singular: distrito), each of which is headed by a mayor (alcalde): The Junín Province is subdivided in four districts:

See also[edit]


Coordinates: 11°09′S 75°59′W / 11.150°S 75.983°W / -11.150; -75.983