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

Anta
The archaeological site of Tarawasi in the Anta Province
The archaeological site of Tarawasi in the Anta Province
Location of Anta in the Cusco Region
Location of Anta in the Cusco Region
CountryPeru
RegionCusco
CapitalAnta
Government
 • MayorWilbert Gabrwilbert Gabriel Rozas Beltran (2007)
Area
 • Total1,876.12 km2 (724.37 sq mi)
Population
(2005 census)
 • Total57,905
 • Density31/km2 (80/sq mi)
UBIGEO0803
Websitewww.anta.cus.mp.gob.pe

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GeographyEdit

The Willkapampa mountain range traverses the province. The highest peak of the province is Sallqantay at 6,271 metres (20,574 ft). Other mountains are listed below:[1]

Political divisionEdit

The province is divided into nine 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 (70.28%) learnt to speak in childhood, 29.35% of the residents started speaking in Spanish.[2]

See alsoEdit

SourcesEdit

  1. ^ escale.minedu.gob.pe - UGEL map of the Anta Province (Cusco Region)
  2. ^ inei.gob.pe Archived January 27, 2013, at the Wayback Machine INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007
The pampa de Anta, a plateau contains some of Anta Province, and Cusco's, best communal cultivated lands. It is located at around 3000 meters above sea level, and is used to cultivate mainly high altitude crops such as potatoes, tarwi (edible lupin), barley and quinoa.


Coordinates: 13°28′49″S 72°06′40″W / 13.480167°S 72.111245°W / -13.480167; -72.111245