Sánchez Carrión Province

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Sánchez Carrión
Province
The Andes close to Huamachuco, the capital of the Sánchez Carrión Province
The Andes close to Huamachuco, the capital of the Sánchez Carrión Province
Location of Sánchez Carrión in the La Libertad Region
Location of Sánchez Carrión in the La Libertad Region
Country Peru
Region La Libertad
Capital Huamachuco
Area
 • Total 2,486.38 km2 (960.00 sq mi)
Population (2005 census)
 • Total 127,562
 • Density 51/km2 (130/sq mi)
UBIGEO 1309

The Sánchez Carrión Province is one of twelve provinces of the La Libertad Region in Peru. It is named in honour of José Faustino Sánchez Carrión. The capital of this province is the city of Huamachuco. About 30 miles away is Marcahuamachuco,[1] a prehistoric political and religious centre of a culture that throve AD 350-1100.

Political division[edit]

Map of the eight districts

The province is divided into eight districts, which are:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Topic, Theresa Lange (1991). "The Meaning of Monuments at Marcahuamachuco," 55th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. New Orleans: Abril


Coordinates: 7°48′44″S 78°02′51″W / 7.81222°S 78.04750°W / -7.81222; -78.04750