La Mar Province

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La Mar
Province
Location of La Mar in the Ayacucho Region
Location of La Mar in the Ayacucho Region
Country Peru
Region Ayacucho
Founded March 30, 1861
Capital San Miguel
Government
 • Mayor Eulogio Vila Montaño
Area
 • Total 4,392.15 km2 (1,695.82 sq mi)
Elevation 2,661 m (8,730 ft)
Population
 • Total 82,473
 • Density 19/km2 (49/sq mi)
UBIGEO 0505
Website www.munilamar.gob.pe

La Mar Province is a province in the north-east corner of the Ayacucho Region, Peru. It was created on March 30, 1861.[1]

Political division[edit]

The province is divided into ten districts (Spanish: distritos, singular: distrito), each of which is headed by a mayor (alcalde). The districts, with their capitals in parentheses, are:[2][3]

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 (82.96%) learnt to speak in childhood, 16.58% of the residents started speaking using the Spanish language (2007 Peru Census).[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Spanish) Alberto Tauro del Pino, Enciclopedia Ilustrada del Perú, vol. IX, p. 1384.
  2. ^ (Spanish) Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informática. Banco de Información Digital. Retrieved March 4, 2008.
  3. ^ (Spanish) Municipalidad Provincial de La Mar. Municipalidad Provincial de La Mar - San Miguel - Ayacucho. Retrieved March 4, 2008.
  4. ^ inei.gob.pe INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007

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Coordinates: 13°00′45″S 73°58′51″W / 13.012606°S 73.980964°W / -13.012606; -73.980964