Acomayo Province

Acomayo Province is one of thirteen provinces in the Cusco Region in the southern highlands of Peru.

Acomayo
Location of Acomayo in the Cusco Region
Location of Acomayo in the Cusco Region
CountryPeru
RegionCusco
CapitalAcomayo
Government
 • MayorMoises Ramos Villares (2007)
Area
 • Total948.22 km2 (366.11 sq mi)
Population
(2005 census)
 • Total27,704
 • Density29/km2 (76/sq mi)
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GeographyEdit

Some of the highest mountains of the province are listed below:[1]

  • Anka Tiyana
  • Awaq Pata
  • Ayawiri
  • Hatun Ñan
  • Hatun Urqu
  • Inti Qhawarina
  • Kunka
  • Kunkayuq
  • Kuntur Sayana
  • Kuntur Sinqa
  • Kuyu Urqu
  • Llaqta K'uchu
  • Maranniyuq
  • Mawk'a Llaqta
  • Milla Punta
  • Nina Urqu
  • Pariwana
  • Pitu Urqu
  • Pisqu Urqu
  • Puka Kancha
  • Pukara
  • Pukarani
  • Qucha Kunka
  • Qullqi Marka
  • Qurpa Kancha
  • Q'ara Kunka
  • Q'illuma Q'asa
  • Q'iru Chimpa
  • Runtu Marka
  • Sillu Qaqa
  • T'aqa Raqay
  • T'aqta Urqu
  • Uqlla Q'asa
  • Wanu Kunka
  • Waqra Pukara
  • Wayllani
  • Yuthu Q'asa

Political divisionEdit

The province is divided into seven districts (Spanish: distritos, singular: distrito), each of which is headed by a mayor (alcalde). The districts, with their capitals in parenthesis, are:

Ethnic groupsEdit

The people in the province are mainly indigenous citizens of Quechua descent. Quechua is the language which the majority of the population (87.48%) learnt to speak in childhood, 12.25% of the residents started speaking in Spanish.[2]

See alsoEdit

SourcesEdit

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

Coordinates: 13°55′08″S 71°41′06″W / 13.91889°S 71.68500°W / -13.91889; -71.68500