La Convención Province

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La Convención
Location of La Convención in the Cusco Region
Location of La Convención in the Cusco Region
 • MayorHernán De La Torre Dueñas
 • Total30,061.82 km2 (11,606.93 sq mi)
 • Total147,148
 • Density4.9/km2 (13/sq mi)

La Convención Province is the largest of thirteen provinces in the Cusco Region in the southern highlands of Peru.

As part of the higher-altitude Amazon basin at the foot of the Andes, La Convención is one of three Peruvian counties that prominently figure in national coffee production, the other being Chanchamayo county in Junín state and Jaén county in Cajamarca state.


The La Convención Province is bounded to the north by the Junín Region and the Ucayali Region, to the east by the Madre de Dios Region, to the south by the Anta Province, the Calca Province and the Urubamba Province, and to the west by the Ayacucho Region and the Apurímac Region.

The Urupampa and Willkapampa mountain ranges traverse the province. Some of the highest peaks of the province are listed below:[1]

Political division[edit]

The province is divided into thirteen districts (Spanish: distritos, singular: distrito), each of which is headed by a mayor (alcalde). The districts, with their capitals in parenthesis, are:

  1. Santa Ana (Quillabamba)
  2. Echarate (Echarate)
  3. Huayopata (Huyro)
  4. Kimbiri (Kimbiri)
  5. Maranura (Maranura)
  6. Ocobamba (Ocobamba)
  7. Pichari (Pichari)
  8. Quellouno (Quellouno)
  9. Santa Teresa (Santa Teresa)
  10. Vilcabamba (Lucma)
  11. Inkawasi (Amaybamba)
  12. Villa Virgen (Villa Virgen)
  13. Villa Kintiarina (Villa Kintiarina)

Ethnic groups[edit]

The province is inhabited by indigenous citizens: Asháninka,[2] Machiguenga,[3] Yine[4] and Quechua. Spanish is the language which the majority of the population (51.98%) learnt to speak in childhood, 39.82% of the residents started speaking using the Quechua language (2007 Peru Census).[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ - UGEL map of the La Convención Province (Cusco Region)
  2. ^ Ashaninka
  3. ^ Machiguenga
  4. ^ Piro
  5. ^ Archived 2013-01-27 at the Wayback Machine INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007

Coordinates: 12°51′48″S 72°41′35″W / 12.86333°S 72.69306°W / -12.86333; -72.69306