Tayacaja Province

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Tayacaja
Province
Pampas
Coat of arms of Tayacaja
Coat of arms
Location of Tayacaja in the Huancavelica Region
Location of Tayacaja in the Huancavelica Region
Country Peru
Region Huancavelica
Capital Pampas
Government
 • Mayor Jesus Americo Monge Abad (2007)
Area
 • Total 3,370.6 km2 (1,301.4 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 104,378
 • Density 31/km2 (80/sq mi)
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The Tayacaja Province is one of seven provinces located in the Huancavelica Region of Peru. The capital of this province is the city of Pampas. The province has a population of 116,371 inhabitants as of 2002.

Boundaries[edit]

Political division[edit]

Tayacaja is divided into eighteen districts, which are:

Ethnic groups[edit]

The people in the province are mainly indigenous citizens of Quechua descent. Quechua is the language which the majority of the population (65.11%) learnt to speak in childhood, 34.51% of the residents started speaking using the Spanish language (2007 Peru Census).[1]

See also[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ inei.gob.pe INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007


Coordinates: 12°23′53″S 74°52′04″W / 12.398156°S 74.867728°W / -12.398156; -74.867728