Paucartambo Province

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Paucartambo
Paucartambo
Paucartambo
Location of Paucartambo in the Cusco Region
Location of Paucartambo in the Cusco Region
CountryPeru
RegionCusco
CapitalPaucartambo
Government
 • MayorMario Condori Huallpa (2007)
Area
 • Total6,295.01 km2 (2,430.52 sq mi)
Population
(2005 census)
 • Total47,313
 • Density7.5/km2 (19/sq mi)
UBIGEO0811

Paucartambo Province (from Quechua: Pawqar Tampu,[1] meaning "colored tambo") is one of thirteen provinces in the Cusco Region in the southern highlands of Peru.

Boundaries[edit]

Geography[edit]

Some of the highest mountains of the province are listed below:[2]

Political division[edit]

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

Ethnic groups[edit]

The people in the province are mainly indigenous citizens of Quechua ethnicity. According to the 2007 national census, Quechua is the first language of the great majority of the population (85.56%); 13.51% of the residents learned Spanish as their first language (2007 Peru Census).[3]

See also[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ Nonato Rufino Chuquimamani Valer, Carmen Gladis Alosilla Morales, Victoria Choque Valer: Qullaw Qichwapa Simi Qullqan. Lima, 2014 Archived 2014-11-29 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ escale.minedu.gob.pe - UGEL map of the Quispicanchi Province 1 (Cusco Region)
  3. ^ inei.gob.pe Archived 2013-01-27 at the Wayback Machine. INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007


Coordinates: 13°19′12″S 71°35′34″W / 13.319889°S 71.592751°W / -13.319889; -71.592751