Provinces of Peru

The provinces of Peru (Spanish: provincias) are the second-level administrative subdivisions of the country. They are divided into districts (Spanish: distritos). There are 196 provinces in Peru, grouped into 25 regions, except for Lima Province which does not belong to any region. This makes an average of seven provinces per region. The region with the fewest provinces is Callao (one) and the region with the most is Ancash (twenty).

Map of the Peruvian provinces

While provinces in the sparsely populated Amazon rain forest of eastern Peru tend to be larger, there is a large concentration of them in the north-central area of the country. The province with the fewest districts is Purús Province, with just one district. The province with the most districts is Lima Province, with 43 districts. The most common number of districts per province is eight; a total of 29 provinces share this number of districts.

Provinces tableEdit

The table below shows all provinces with their capitals and the region in which they are located. The UBIGEO code uniquely identifies each province. Capitals in bold are also a regional capital. Provinces in which the region's capital is located all have an UBIGEO code ending in 01.

Province Region Capital Districts UBIGEO
Chachapoyas Amazonas Chachapoyas 21 0101
Bagua Bagua 6 0102
Bongará Jumbilla 12 0103
Condorcanqui Santa María de Nieva 3 0104
Luya Lámud 23 0105
Rodríguez de Mendoza Mendoza 12 0106
Utcubamba Bagua Grande 7 0107
Huaraz Ancash Huaraz 12 0201
Aija Aija 5 0202
Antonio Raymondi Llamellín 6 0203
Asunción Chacas 2 0204
Bolognesi Chiquián 15 0205
Carhuaz Carhuaz 11 0206
Carlos Fermín Fitzcarrald San Luis 3 0207
Casma Casma 4 0208
Corongo Corongo 7 0209
Huari Huari 16 0210
Huarmey Huarmey 5 0211
Huaylas Caraz 10 0212
Mariscal Luzuriaga Piscobamba 8 0213
Ocros Ocros 10 0214
Pallasca Cabana 11 0215
Pomabamba Pomabamba 4 0216
Recuay Recuay 10 0217
Santa Chimbote 9 0218
Sihuas Sihuas 10 0219
Yungay Yungay 8 0220
Abancay Apurímac Abancay 9 0301
Andahuaylas Andahuaylas 19 0302
Antabamba Antabamba 7 0303
Aymaraes Chalhuanca 17 0304
Cotabambas Tambobamba 6 0305
Chincheros Chincheros 8 0306
Grau Chuquibambilla 14 0307
Arequipa Arequipa Arequipa 29 0401
Camaná Camaná 8 0402
Caravelí Caravelí 13 0403
Castilla Aplao 14 0404
Caylloma Chivay 19 0405
Condesuyos Chuquibamba 8 0406
Islay Mollendo 6 0407
La Unión Cotahuasi 11 0408
Huamanga Ayacucho Ayacucho 15 0501
Cangallo Cangallo 6 0502
Huanca Sancos Huanca Sancos 4 0503
Huanta Huanta 8 0504
La Mar San Miguel 8 0505
Lucanas Puquio 21 0506
Parinacochas Coracora 8 0507
Páucar del Sara Sara Pausa 10 0508
Sucre Querobamba 11 0509
Víctor Fajardo Huancapi 12 0510
Vilcas Huamán Vilcashuamán 8 0511
Cajamarca Cajamarca Cajamarca 12 0601
Cajabamba Cajabamba 4 0602
Celendín Celendín 12 0603
Chota Chota 19 0604
Contumazá Contumazá 8 0605
Cutervo Cutervo 15 0606
Hualgayoc Bambamarca 3 0607
Jaén Jaén 12 0608
San Ignacio San Ignacio 7 0609
San Marcos San Marcos 7 0610
San Miguel San Miguel de Pallaques 13 0611
San Pablo San Pablo 4 0612
Santa Cruz Santa Cruz de Succhubamba 11 0613
Callao Callao Callao 7 0701
Cusco Cusco Cusco 8 0801
Acomayo Acomayo 7 0802
Anta Anta 9 0803
Calca Calca 8 0804
Canas Yanaoca 8 0805
Canchis Sicuani 8 0806
Chumbivilcas Santo Tomás 8 0807
Espinar Yauri 8 0808
La Convención Quillabamba 10 0809
Paruro Paruro 9 0810
Paucartambo Paucartambo 6 0811
Quispicanchi Urcos 12 0812
Urubamba Urubamba 7 0813
Huancavelica Huancavelica Huancavelica 19 0901
Acobamba Acobamba 8 0902
Angaraes Lircay 12 0903
Castrovirreyna Castrovirreyna 13 0904
Churcampa Churcampa 10 0905
Huaytará Huaytará 16 0906
Tayacaja Pampas 16 0907
Huánuco Huánuco Huánuco 11 1001
Ambo Ambo 8 1002
Dos de Mayo La Unión 9 1003
Huacaybamba Huacaybamba 4 1004
Huamalíes Llata 11 1005
Leoncio Prado Tingo María 6 1006
Marañón Huacrachuco 3 1007
Pachitea Panao 4 1008
Puerto Inca Puerto Inca 5 1009
Lauricocha Jesús 7 1010
Yarowilca Chavinillo 8 1011
Ica Ica Ica 14 1101
Chincha Chincha Alta 11 1102
Nazca Nazca 5 1103
Palpa Palpa 5 1104
Pisco Pisco 8 1105
Huancayo Junín Huancayo 28 1201
Concepción Concepción 15 1202
Chanchamayo La Merced 6 1203
Jauja Jauja 34 1204
Junín Junín 4 1205
Satipo Satipo 8 1206
Tarma Tarma 9 1207
Yauli La Oroya 10 1208
Chupaca Chupaca 9 1209
Trujillo La Libertad Trujillo 11 1301
Ascope Ascope 8 1302
Bolívar Bolívar 6 1303
Chepén Chepén 3 1304
Julcán Julcán 4 1305
Otuzco Otuzco 10 1306
Pacasmayo San Pedro de Lloc 5 1307
Pataz Tayabamba 13 1308
Sánchez Carrión Huamachuco 8 1309
Santiago de Chuco Santiago de Chuco 8 1310
Gran Chimú Cascas 4 1311
Virú Virú 3 1312
Chiclayo Lambayeque Chiclayo 20 1401
Ferreñafe Ferreñafe 6 1402
Lambayeque Lambayeque 12 1403
Lima autonomous Lima 43 1501
Huaura Lima Huacho 12 1508
Barranca Barranca 5 1502
Cajatambo Cajatambo 5 1503
Canta Canta 7 1504
Cañete San Vicente de Cañete 16 1505
Huaral Huaral 12 1506
Huarochirí Matucana 32 1507
Oyón Oyón 6 1509
Yauyos Yauyos 33 1510
Maynas Loreto Iquitos 13 1601
Alto Amazonas Yurimaguas 6 1602
Loreto Nauta 5 1603
Mariscal Ramón Castilla Caballococha 4 1604
Putumayo San Antonio del Estrecho 4 1605
Requena Requena 11 1606
Ucayali Contamana 6 1607
Datem del Marañón San Lorenzo 6 1608
Tambopata Madre de Dios Puerto Maldonado 4 1701
Manú Salvación 4 1702
Tahuamanu Iñapari 3 1703
Mariscal Nieto Moquegua Moquegua 6 1801
General Sánchez Cerro Omate 11 1802
Ilo Ilo 3 1803
Pasco Pasco Cerro de Pasco 13 1901
Daniel Alcídes Carrión Yanahuanca 8 1902
Oxapampa Oxapampa 7 1903
Piura Piura Piura 9 2001
Ayabaca Ayabaca 10 2002
Huancabamba Huancabamba 8 2003
Morropón Chulucanas 10 2004
Paita Paita 7 2005
Sullana Sullana 8 2006
Talara Talara 6 2007
Sechura Sechura 6 2008
Puno Puno Puno 15 2101
Azángaro Azángaro 15 2102
Carabaya Macusani 10 2103
Chucuito Juli 7 2104
El Collao Ilave 5 2105
Huancané Huancané 8 2106
Lampa Lampa 10 2107
Melgar Ayaviri 9 2108
Moho Moho 4 2109
San Antonio de Putina Putina 5 2110
San Román Juliaca 4 2111
Sandia Sandia 10 2112
Yunguyo Yunguyo 7 2113
Moyobamba San Martín Moyobamba 6 2201
Bellavista Bellavista 6 2202
El Dorado San José de Sisa 5 2203
Huallaga Saposoa 6 2204
Lamas Lamas 11 2205
Mariscal Cáceres Juanjuí 5 2206
Picota Picota 10 2207
Rioja Rioja 9 2208
San Martín Tarapoto 14 2209
Tocache Tocache 5 2210
Tacna Tacna Tacna 10 2301
Candarave Candarave 6 2302
Jorge Basadre Locumba 3 2303
Tarata Tarata 8 2304
Tumbes Tumbes Tumbes 6 2401
Contralmirante Villar Zorritos 3 2402
Zarumilla Zarumilla 4 2403
Coronel Portillo Ucayali Pucallpa 7 2501
Atalaya Atalaya 4 2502
Padre Abad Aguaytía 3 2503
Purús Esperanza 1 2504

By populationEdit

Province Population Region Name of City Districts
Lima 7,605,742 Lima Lima 43
Constitutional Province of Callao 876,877 Callao Callao 6
Arequipa 864,250 Arequipa Arequipa 29
Trujillo 811,979 La Libertad Trujillo 11
Chiclayo 757,452 Lambayeque Chiclayo 20
Piura 665,991 Piura Piura 9
Maynas 492,992 Loreto Iquitos 13
Huancayo 466,436 Junín Huancayo 28
Santa 396,434 Ancash Chimbote 9
Cusco 367,791 Cusco Cusco 8
Coronel Portillo 333,890 Ucayali Pucallpa 7
Ica 321,332 Ica Ica 14
Cajamarca 316,152 Cajamarca Cajamarca 12
Sullana 287,680 Piura Sullana 8
Huánuco 270,233 Huánuco Huánuco 11
Tacna 262,731 Tacna Tacna 10
Lambayeque 258,747 Lambayeque Lambayeque 12
San Román 240,776 Puno Juliaca 4
Puno 229,236 Puno Puno 15
Huamanga 221,469 Ayacucho Ayacucho 15

See alsoEdit