Ambo Province

The Ambo Province is one of eleven provinces of the Huánuco Region in Peru. The capital of this province is the city of Huacrachuco.

Ambo
The village of Quchachini
The village of Quchachini
Location of Ambo in the Huánuco Region
Location of Ambo in the Huánuco Region
CountryPeru
RegionHuánuco
CapitalAmbo
Government
 • MayorConcepcion Eusebio Palacios Briceño
Area
 • Total1,581.00 km2 (610.43 sq mi)
Population
(2005 census)
 • Total54,588
 • Density35/km2 (89/sq mi)
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BoundariesEdit

GeographyEdit

One of the highest peaks of the province is Wamanripayuq at 4,960 m (16,270 ft). Other mountains are listed below:[1]

  • Achhisqa
  • Aklla Kancha
  • Awkin Qutu
  • Chawpi Punta
  • Hatun Hirka
  • Hucha Rumi
  • Isqun
  • Kichki
  • Kushuru Punta
  • Kushuruyuq
  • K'uchu Hanka
  • Ñawin
  • Parya Pata
  • Pata Wasi
  • Pilli Wanqa
  • Pishtaq
  • Putaqa
  • Putusi
  • Phaqcha
  • Phaqcha Putaqa
  • P'aqla Tanka
  • P'unqu
  • Q'iru Mach'ay
  • Rumi Chaka
  • Taruka
  • Walmisa Punta
  • Wamanripayuq
  • Warawlla
  • Waychaw Marka
  • Yana Hirka
  • Yana Mit'u
  • Yana Qucha

Political divisionEdit

The province is divided into eight districts, which are:

Ethnic groupsEdit

The province is inhabited by indigenous citizens of Quechua descent. Spanish, however, is the language which the majority of the population (74.53%) learnt to speak in childhood, 25.22% of the residents started speaking using the Quechua language (2007 Peru Census).[2]

See alsoEdit

SourcesEdit

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

Coordinates: 10°08′S 76°12′W / 10.133°S 76.200°W / -10.133; -76.200