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Carabaya Province is a province of the Puno Region in the southern part of Peru.[1] It is bounded on the north by the Madre de Dios Region, on the east by the Sandia Province, on the south by the provinces of Azángaro, Melgar and Putina and on the west by the Cusco Region.[2] The capital of the province is the city of Macusani.

Allin Qhapaq, one of the highest mountains of the province
Allin Qhapaq, one of the highest mountains of the province
Coat of arms of Carabaya
Coat of arms
Location of Carabaya in the Puno Region
Location of Carabaya in the Puno Region
 • MayorAugusto Ronald Gutierrez Rodrigo
 • Total12,266.4 km2 (4,736.1 sq mi)
4,315 m (14,157 ft)
 • Total66,316
 • Density5.4/km2 (14/sq mi)



The province is traversed by the Willkanuta and Kallawaya mountain ranges. Some of the highest peaks of the province are Allin Qhapaq, Ch'ichi Qhapaq and Pumanuta. Other mountains are listed below:[3]

Ariquma Lake, Wiluyuq Qucha and Sayt'uquta belong to the largest lakes of the province.

Political divisionEdit

The province measures 12,266.4 square kilometres (4,736.1 sq mi) and is divided into ten districts:

District Mayor Capital Ubigeo
Ajoyani Pedro Cutipa Quispe Ajoyani 210302
Ayapata Hector Arraya Cuba Ayapata 210303
Coasa N Coasa 210304
Corani Edmundo caceres Guerra Corani 210305
Crucero Max caceres Chui Crucero 210306
Ituata N Ituata 210307
Macusani Augusto Ronald Gutierrez rodrigo Macusani 210301
Ollachea Juan Huayta C Ollachea 210308
San Gaban Adolfo Huamantica Lanlacuni Bajo 210309
Usicayos N Usicayos 210310

Ethnic groupsEdit

The people in the province are mainly indigenous citizens of Quechua descent. Quechua is the language which the majority of the population (84.12%) learnt to speak in childhood, 15.14% of the residents started speaking using the Spanish language and 0.62% Aymara (2007 Peru Census).[4]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ (in Spanish) Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informática. Banco de Información Digital Archived April 23, 2008, at the Wayback Machine, Retrieved December 29, 2007
  2. ^ - UGEL map of the Carabaya Province (Puno Region)
  3. ^ UGEL map Crucero District 2 (Puno Region)
  4. ^ Archived January 27, 2013, at the Wayback Machine INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007

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