Abancay Province

The Abancay Province is one of seven provinces of the Apurímac Region in Peru. The capital of the province is the city of Abancay.

Abancay
Ampay (in the background on the left) as seen from Usphaqucha
Ampay (in the background on the left) as seen from Usphaqucha
Flag of Abancay
Flag
Coat of arms of Abancay
Coat of arms
Location of Abancay in the Apurímac Region
Location of Abancay in the Apurímac Region
CountryPeru
RegionApurímac
CapitalAbancay
Government
 • MayorGuido Chahuaylla
Area
 • Total3,447.13 km2 (1,330.94 sq mi)
Population
 • Total110,520
 • Density32/km2 (83/sq mi)
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Websitewww.muniabancay.gob.pe

BoundariesEdit

GeographyEdit

One of the highest mountains of the province is Ampay located in the Ampay National Sanctuary. Other mountains are listed below:[1]

  • Allqa Marka
  • Antaqucha
  • Aqu Q'asa
  • Atuq Pata
  • Chakana
  • Chaku Urqu
  • Chawpi
  • Chunkara
  • Chuntani
  • Hatun Ullukuyuq
  • Huch'uy Q'urawiri
  • Ichhu Urqu
  • Inka Pirqa
  • Inka Wasi
  • Janq'u Marka
  • Kallanka
  • Kimsa P'ukru
  • Kimsa P'unqu
  • Kimsa Urqu
  • Kimsaqucha
  • Kimsa Wayna
  • Kiska Urqu
  • Kuntur Sinqa
  • Kunturillu
  • Lurituyuq
  • Llaksa
  • Llikawi
  • Mawk'allaqta
  • Muruqucha
  • Pillpintu
  • Pinqulluni
  • Pirwata
  • Pisqaqucha
  • Pukara
  • P'unqu Q'asa
  • Qala Saywa
  • Qillqas
  • Qiñwa Marka
  • Qiñwa Urqu
  • Quncha Pallana
  • Q'illu Q'asa
  • Q'illu Q'asa (Aban.-Grau)
  • Q'urawiri
  • Rumi Chaka
  • Runtuqucha
  • Silla Urqu
  • Suntur
  • Sunturu
  • Sunturuyuq
  • Sunqun Marka
  • Surimana
  • Waman Ch'arpa
  • Waraquyuq
  • Warmi Rumi
  • Wayllayuq
  • Willkawara
  • Wiraqucha
  • Wisk'achayuq
  • Yana Allpa
  • Yana Qaqa
  • Yana Urqu

Political divisionEdit

Abancay Province is divided into nine districts, which are:

DISTRICT MAYOR
Abancay Guido Chahuaylla Maldonado
Chacoche Martin Puma Cayllahua
Circa Asunto Gregorio Montoya Juro
Curahuasi Danilo Valenza Calvo
Huanipaca Jose Chacon Vargas
Lambrama Hilario Saldivar Taipe
Pichirhua Marcelino Montes Aguilar
San Pedro de Cachora Huber Cuaresma Espinoza
Tamburco Fernando Zuñiga Gutierrez

Ethnic groupsEdit

The province is inhabited by indigenous citizens of Quechua descent. Spanish is the language which the majority of the population (51.47%) learnt to speak in childhood, 48.06% of the residents started speaking using the Quechua language and 0.21% using Aymara (2007 Peru Census).[2]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ escale.minedu.gob.pe - UGEL map of the Abancay Province (Apurímac Region)
  2. ^ inei.gob.pe Archived 2013-01-27 at the Wayback Machine INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007

Coordinates: 13°38′02″S 72°52′52″W / 13.634°S 72.881°W / -13.634; -72.881