San Miguel Province

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San Miguel
Province
Coat of arms of San Miguel
Coat of arms
Location of San Miguel in the Cajamarca Region
Location of San Miguel in the Cajamarca Region
Country Peru
Region Cajamarca
Founded September 29, 1964
Capital San Miguel de Pallaques
Government
 • Mayor Guillermo Espinoza Rodas
Area
 • Total 2,542.08 km2 (981.50 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 56,497
 • Density 22/km2 (58/sq mi)
UBIGEO 0611
Website www.munisanmiguel-cajamarca.com

The San Miguel Province is one of the thirteen provinces in the Cajamarca Region of Peru. It was created by Law No. 15152 on September 29, 1964 by president Fernando Belaunde Terry.[1] It has a mountainous territory which varies in height from 500 to more than 4,000 metres (1,600–13,000 ft) above sea level. As a result, there is a great diversity of climates ranging from hot and dry at lower altitudes to cold and rainy at higher levels.[2] Herding is an important economic activity thanks to the existence of extensive pastures. Its main product is cow's milk which is either sold outside the province or transformed into dairy products such as cheese. There are several gold mines in production in the higher regions of the province. There's also an important handicraft industry mainly devoted to textiles made out of cotton or wool.[3]

Political division[edit]

The province is divided into thirteen districts.

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ (Spanish) Municipalidad Provincial de San Miguel, San Miguel en la República. Retrieved on November 4, 2007.
  2. ^ (Spanish) Municipalidad Provincial de San Miguel, Aspecto Geofísico. Retrieved on November 4, 2007.
  3. ^ (Spanish) Municipalidad Provincial de San Miguel, Producción. Retrieved on November 4, 2007.


Coordinates: 7°00′S 78°51′W / 7.000°S 78.850°W / -7.000; -78.850