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The Castrovirreyna Province is one of seven provinces located in the Huancavelica Region of Peru. The capital of this province is the city of Castrovirreyna.

Castrovirreyna
Awqa Urqu (in the background, on the right) as seen from Cochamarca (Quchamarka) in the southwest
Awqa Urqu (in the background, on the right) as seen from Cochamarca (Quchamarka) in the southwest
Location of Castrovirreyna in the Huancavelica Region
Location of Castrovirreyna in the Huancavelica Region
CountryPeru
RegionHuancavelica
CapitalCastrovirreyna
Area
 • Total3,984.62 km2 (1,538.47 sq mi)
Population
(2005 census)
 • Total20,018
 • Density5.0/km2 (13/sq mi)
UBIGEO0904

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GeographyEdit

The Chunta mountain range traverses the province. Some of the highest peaks of the province are listed below:[1]

Political divisionEdit

Ethnic groupsEdit

The province is inhabited by indigenous citizens of Quechua descent. Spanish is the language which the majority of the population (77.20%) learnt to speak in childhood, 22.30% of the residents started speaking using the Quechua language (2007 Peru Census).[2]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ escale.minedu.gob.pe/ UGEL map Castrovirreyna Province (Huancavelica Region)
  2. ^ inei.gob.pe Archived January 27, 2013, at the Wayback Machine INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007


Coordinates: 12°47′09″S 74°58′22″W / 12.785833°S 74.972778°W / -12.785833; -74.972778