Melgar Province

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Melgar
Mountains at the La Raya pass
Mountains at the La Raya pass
Coat of arms of Melgar
Coat of arms
Location of Melgar in the Puno Region
Location of Melgar in the Puno Region
CountryPeru
RegionPuno
CapitalAyaviri
Government
 • MayorEsteban Alvarez Ccasa
Area
 • Total6,446.85 km2 (2,489.14 sq mi)
Elevation
3,907 m (12,818 ft)
Population
 • Total67,138
 • Density10/km2 (27/sq mi)
UBIGEO2108
Websitewww.ayaviriweb.com

Melgar Province is a province of the Puno Region in Peru.[1] The capital of the province is the city of Ayaviri.

Geography[edit]

The Willkanuta range and the La Raya range traverse the province. Some of the highest mountains of the province are listed below:[2]

Political division[edit]

The province measures 6,446.85 square kilometres (2,489.14 sq mi) and is divided into nine districts:

District Mayor Capital Ubigeo
Antauta Ignacio Edgar Chura Mendoza Antauta 210802
Ayaviri Bernardo Natividad Meza Alvarez Ayaviri 210801
Cupi Yudel Rene Mamani Cervantes Cupi 210803
Llalli Leon Vilca Gamarra Llalli 210804
Macari Simon Amador Mamani Chañi Macari 210805
Nuñoa Atilio Rodo Huaman Tapara Nuñoa 210806
Orurillo Juan Rene Quispe Chunga Orurillo 210807
Santa Rosa Filiberto Tacca Navarro Santa Rosa 210808
Umachiri N Umachiri 210809

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 (70.54%) learnt to speak in childhood, 29.09% of the residents started speaking using the Spanish language and 0.23% using Aymara (2007 Peru Census).[3]

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External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (in Spanish) Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informática. Banco de Información Digital Archived 2008-04-23 at the Wayback Machine, Retrieved January 2, 2008
  2. ^ escale.minedu.gob.pe - UGEL map of the Melgar Province (Puno Region)
  3. ^ inei.gob.pe Archived 2013-01-27 at the Wayback Machine INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007

Coordinates: 14°52′55″S 70°35′24″W / 14.881822°S 70.590061°W / -14.881822; -70.590061