Open main menu

Junín Province is a province in northwestern Junín Region, in the central highlands of Peru. Its capital is the city of Junín.

Junín
Junín Lake
Junín Lake
Location of Junín in the Junín Region
Location of Junín in the Junín Region
CountryPeru
RegionJunín
CapitalJunín
Government
 • MayorJorge Luis Tejeda Pucuhuaranga
Area
 • Total2,360.07 km2 (911.23 sq mi)
Population
 • Total23,133
 • Density9.8/km2 (25/sq mi)

Contents

GeographyEdit

The territory of the province is mountainous and it includes Lake Junin which is the largest lake entirely on Peruvian territory, and the second-largest lake in the country after Lake Titicaca. Some of the most important rivers are the Mantaro and the Ullkumayu (Ulcomayo).

BoundariesEdit

The province borders the Tarma Province on the southeast, Yauli Province on the southwest, and the Pasco Region provinces of Pasco on the north and northwest, and Oxapampa on the northeast.

Political divisionEdit

The Junín Province is divided into four districts (Spanish: distritos, singular: distrito), each of which is headed by a mayor (alcalde): The Junín Province is subdivided in four districts:

See alsoEdit