Yarowilca Province

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Yarowilca
Province
Isipampa (or Ishipampa) in the Jacas Chico District
Isipampa (or Ishipampa) in the Jacas Chico District
Location of Yarowilca in the Huánuco Region
Location of Yarowilca in the Huánuco Region
Country Peru
Region Huánuco
Capital Chavinillo
Government
 • Mayor Rubino Aguirre Solorzano
Area
 • Total 759.71 km2 (293.33 sq mi)
Population (2005 census)
 • Total 38,813
 • Density 51/km2 (130/sq mi)
UBIGEO 1011

The Yarowilca Province is the smallest of eleven provinces of the Huánuco Region in Peru. The capital of this province is the city of Chavinillo.

Boundaries[edit]

Languages[edit]

According to the 2007 census, Quechua was spoken by 61.0% of the population as their first language, while 38.7% spoke Spanish, 0.1% spoke Aymara, 0.0% spoke Asháninka and 0.0% spoke other indigenous languages.

Political division[edit]

The province is divided into eight 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 (60.97%) learnt to speak in childhood, 38.74% 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: 9°46′59″S 76°35′00″W / 9.78306°S 76.58333°W / -9.78306; -76.58333