Dos de Mayo Province

The Dos de Mayo Province is one of eleven provinces of the Huánuco Region in Peru. The capital of this province is the city of La Unión.

Dos de Mayo
Urqumayu valley
Urqumayu valley
Location of Dos de Mayo in the Huánuco Region
Location of Dos de Mayo in the Huánuco Region
CountryPeru
RegionHuánuco
FoundedNovember 5, 1870
CapitalLa Unión
Government
 • MayorLuis Maldonado Rivera
(2019-2022)
Area
 • Total1,438.88 km2 (555.55 sq mi)
Elevation
3,226 m (10,584 ft)
Population
 • Total33,258
 • Density23/km2 (60/sq mi)
UBIGEO1003
WebsiteOfficial Website

BoundariesEdit

GeographyEdit

Some of the highest mountains of the province are listed below:[1]

  • Allqa Raqra
  • Allqay
  • Aquy P'itiq
  • Chuskuqucha
  • Hanka Punta
  • Hanka Wasi
  • Hatun Punta
  • Hatun P'unqu
  • Hirka Kancha
  • Kimsa Qucha
  • Kinwa Qucha
  • Kunkayuq
  • Kushuru
  • Khuchi Mach'ay
  • Mama Hirka
  • Maray
  • Millpu Punta
  • Pampa Wasi
  • Pinqullu
  • Pishtaq Punta
  • Puchka Punta
  • Puka Hirka
  • Puka Raqra
  • Phiruruyuq Punta
  • P'itiq
  • Qisqi Punta
  • Qiwlla Qucha
  • Quchayuq Punta
  • Quriqucha
  • Raqra Punta
  • Riku Hirka
  • Rumi Sunqu
  • Rupha Pampa
  • Saqra Waqra
  • Saqsa Kusma
  • Tikti Punta
  • Tinku Pampa Punta
  • Tuna Kancha
  • Tutu Punta
  • Ukru Wayin
  • Waka Mach'ay Punta
  • Wamalla Punta
  • Wamash Punta
  • Wank'a Mayu
  • Wank'a Ukru Punta
  • Wayta Hirka Punta
  • Winchus
  • Wiru Wiru
  • Yana Mach'ay
  • Yana Phaqcha
  • Yuraq Yaku
  • Yuraq Yaku Punta

Political divisionEdit

The province is divided into nine districts, which are:

Ethnic groupsEdit

The province is inhabited by indigenous citizens of Quechua descent. Spanish, however, is the language which the majority of the population (59.82%) learnt to speak in childhood, 39.87% of the residents started speaking using the Quechua language (2007 Peru Census).[2]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ escale.minedu.gob.pe - UGEL map of the Dos de Mayo Province (Huánuco Region)
  2. ^ inei.gob.pe Archived January 27, 2013, at the Wayback Machine INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007

Coordinates: 9°49′59″S 76°40′08″W / 9.833°S 76.669°W / -9.833; -76.669