Concepción Province, Peru

Concepción Province is one of nine provinces in the Junín Region in central Peru. Its capital is Concepción.

Concepción
Municipalidad Peru Junín Concepción Concepción.jpg
Coat of arms of Concepción
Coat of arms
Location of Concepción in the Junín Region
Location of Concepción in the Junín Region
CountryPeru
RegionJunín
CapitalConcepción
Government
 • MayorBenjamín Próspero De la Cruz Palomino
(2019-2022)
Area
 • Total3,067.52 km2 (1,184.38 sq mi)
Population
 • Total55,591
 • Density18/km2 (47/sq mi)
UBIGEO120201
Websitewww.municoncepcion.gob.pe

Notable sites include El convento de Ocopa, which contains a vast library and artefacts that were acquired from the first Spanish expeditions to the Peruvian Amazon rainforest.

GeographyEdit

The Huaytapallana mountain range traverses the province.

Some of the highest peaks of the province are:[1]

Political divisionEdit

The province is divided into seventeen districts (Spanish: distritos, singular: distrito), each of which is headed by a mayor (alcalde):

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ escale.minedu.gob.pe/ UGEL map of the Concepción Province (Junín Region)

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 11°55′07″S 75°18′46″W / 11.918478°S 75.312889°W / -11.918478; -75.312889