Recuay Province

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Quñuqqucha with Qiwllarahu in the background
Quñuqqucha with Qiwllarahu in the background
Location of Recuay in the Ancash Region
Location of Recuay in the Ancash Region
Country Peru
Region Ancash
Capital Recuay
 • Mayor Milton Duck Leon Vergara (2007)

The Recuay Province is one of twenty provinces of the Ancash Region in Peru. Its seat is the town of Recuay.


The southern parts of the Cordillera Blanca and the Cordillera Negra traverse the province. Some of the highest peaks of the province are listed below:[1]

Qiruqucha is one of the largest lakes of the province.

Political division[edit]

Recuay is divided into ten districts, which are:

Catac Hernan Yolando Perez Alvarado
Cotaparaco Luis Beltran Carranza Ramirez
Huayllapampa Eustorgio Isaac Leon Paico
Llacllin Gerardo Cristobal Ramirez Salome
Marca Lionel Fabio Tolentino Flores
Pampas Chico Juan Teodocio Ibarra Padilla
Pararin Roberto Melchor Requena Garcia
Recuay Milton Duck Leon Vergara
Tapacocha Lenin Uribe Ramos Cosme
Ticapampa Pedro Melecio Cochachin Ortiz

Ethnic groups[edit]

The province is inhabited by indigenous citizens of Quechua descent. Spanish is the language which the majority of the population (63.32%) learnt to speak in childhood, 36.42% of the residents started speaking using the Quechua language (2007 Peru Census).[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ - UGEL map of the Recuay Province (Ancash Region)
  2. ^ INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007

Coordinates: 9°43′24″S 77°27′26″W / 9.723429°S 77.457215°W / -9.723429; -77.457215