General Sánchez Cerro Province

The General Sánchez Cerro Province is the smallest of three provinces in the Moquegua Region of Peru.[1][2] The capital of the province is Omate. The province was named after the former Peruvian army officer and president Luis Miguel Sánchez Cerro.

General Sánchez Cerro
Ubinas volcano in the General Sánchez Cerro Province
Ubinas volcano in the General Sánchez Cerro Province
Location of General Sánchez Cerro in the Moquegua Region
Location of General Sánchez Cerro in the Moquegua Region
CountryPeru
RegionMoquegua
CapitalOmate
Government
 • MayorMauricio Jose Nina Juarez (2007)
Area
 • Total5,681.71 km2 (2,193.72 sq mi)
Elevation
2,166 m (7,106 ft)
Population
 • Total25,809
 • Density4.5/km2 (12/sq mi)
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BoundariesEdit

GeographyEdit

One of the highest peaks of the province is the Ubinas volcano. Other mountains are listed below:[3]

Political divisionEdit

The province is divided into eleven districts, which are:

Ethnic groupsEdit

The province is inhabited by indigenous citizens of Aymara and Quechua descent. Spanish, however, is the language which the majority of the population (60.36%) learnt to speak in childhood, 37.45% of the residents started speaking using the Quechua language and 1.98% using Aymara (2007 Peru Census).[4]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ (in Spanish) INEI
  2. ^ (in Spanish) IPAM
  3. ^ escale.minedu.gob.pe - UGEL maps of the provinces of General Sánchez Cerro Province (Tacna Region), Mariscal Nieto Province (Tacna Region) and Puno Province 1 (Puno Region)
  4. ^ inei.gob.pe Archived January 27, 2013, at the Wayback Machine INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007

Coordinates: 16°40′27″S 70°58′13″W / 16.67417°S 70.97028°W / -16.67417; -70.97028