Carhuaz Province

The Carhuaz Province is one of twenty provinces of the Ancash Region of Peru.

Flag of Carhuaz[1]
Coat of arms of Carhuaz[1]
Coat of arms
Location of Carhuaz in the Ancash Region
Location of Carhuaz in the Ancash Region
 • MayorPablo Pedro Julca Chávez
 • Total804 km2 (310 sq mi)
 • Total45,184
 • Density56/km2 (150/sq mi)


The Cordillera Blanca traverses the province. Waskaran, its highest elevation, lies on the border to the Yungay Province. Pallqarahu, Pukaranra, Qupa, Tuqllarahu, Wallqan and Yanarahu belong to the highest peaks of the province. Other mountains are listed below:[2]

Political divisionEdit

Carhuaz is divided into eleven districts, which are:

District Mayor
Acopampa Julian Victor Chavez Graza
Amashca Leoncio Jaime Cadillo Chapeton
Anta Miguel Oswaldo Antunez Castillo
Ataquero Eber Tito Gutierrez Vazques
Carhuaz Oscar Roosevelt Cerna Gomez
Marcará Jorge Patricio Cruz Lazaro
Pariahuanca Zenobio Gregorio Mendez Aguirre
San Miguel de Aco Tomas Severiano Gutierrez Lliuya
Shilla Juan Felix Puntillo Limas
Tinco Simeon Alejandro Rodriguez Rojas
Yungar Julio Constantino Robles Ramirez

Ethnic groupsEdit

The people in the province are mainly indigenous citizens of Quechua descent. Quechua is the language which the majority of the population (73.27%) learnt to speak in childhood, 26.47% of the residents started speaking using the Spanish language (2007 Peru Census).[3]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ (in Spanish)
  2. ^ - UGEL map of the Carhuaz Province (Ancash Region)
  3. ^ Archived January 27, 2013, at the Wayback Machine INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 9°04′01″S 77°49′01″W / 9.067°S 77.817°W / -9.067; -77.817