San Marcos Province

The San Marcos Province is one of the thirteen provinces in the Cajamarca Region of Peru. It was created by Law No. 23508 on December 11, 1982 by president Fernando Belaunde Terry.[1] It has a mountainous territory which varies in height from 1,500 to more than 4,000 meters (5,000–13,000 ft) above sea level. The province is crossed by several rivers, the most important of which is the Marañón.[2]

San Marcos
Location of San Marcos in the Cajamarca Region
Location of San Marcos in the Cajamarca Region
CountryPeru
RegionCajamarca
FoundedDecember 11, 1982
CapitalSan Marcos
Government
 • MayorFlavio Carlos Machuca Romero
Area
 • Total1,362.32 km2 (525.99 sq mi)
Population
 • Total48,103
 • Density35/km2 (91/sq mi)
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Websitewww.munisanmarcos.gob.pe

Political divisionEdit

The province is divided into seven districts.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ (in Spanish) Municipalidad Provincial de San Marcos, Historia[permanent dead link]. Retrieved on November 4, 2007.
  2. ^ (in Spanish) Municipalidad Provincial de San Marcos, Ubicación[permanent dead link]. Retrieved on November 4, 2007.

Coordinates: 7°20′07″S 78°10′11″W / 7.33528°S 78.16972°W / -7.33528; -78.16972