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Location of Pomabamba
Puma Pampa in the Ancash Region
|• Mayor||JUAN PONTE(2007)|
|• Total||2,973.83 km2 (1,148.20 sq mi)|
|• Density||12/km2 (30/sq mi)|
The Pomabamba Province (Quechua Puma Pampa) is one of twenty provinces of the Ancash Region in Peru. It was formerly called Pumapampa (Quechua for "cougar plain") and today it is also known as "The City of Cedars". It is located at the left bank of the Pomabamba river, at 3,063 meters (10,049 ft) above sea level. It was created by law on February 21, 1861.
For these ancient copper-colored and fecund places, one of the biggest pre-inca confederations was created, the powerful confederation of conchucos. It was an iron agglomeration of people that presented a hard and brave resistance to the Inca and Spanish armies. During the Republic, don Ramón Castilla, a great marshall from Tarapacá, visited Pomabamba and fell in love with the beautiful Ancash woman from Llumpa, Margarita Mariluz.
Pomabamba is divided into four districts, which are:
|Huayllán||Limas Velveder Miguel Angel|
|Parobamba||Rolando Sanchez Vidal|
|Pomabamba||Juan Ponte Carranza|
|Quinuabamba||Pepe Juan Moreno Dominguez|
The people in the province are mainly indigenous citizens of Quechua descent. Quechua is the language which the majority of the population (84.83%) learnt to speak in childhood, 14.90% of the residents started speaking using the Spanish language (2007 Peru Census).
- escale.minedu.gob.pe/ UGEL map Pomabamba Province (Ancash Region)
- inei.gob.pe INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007
- (in Spanish) Official website of the Pomabamba Province
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