Urubamba Province

Urubamba Province is one of thirteen provinces in the Cusco Region in the southern highlands of Peru.

Urubamba
The Urubamba River in the Sacred Valley of the Urubamba Province
The Urubamba River in the Sacred Valley of the Urubamba Province
Flag of Urubamba
Location of Urubamba in the Cusco Region
Location of Urubamba in the Cusco Region
CountryPeru
RegionCusco
CapitalUrubamba
Government
 • MayorLuis Alberto Valcarcel Villegas
(2019–2022)
Area
 • Total1,439.4 km2 (555.8 sq mi)
Population
 • Total60,739
 • Density42/km2 (110/sq mi)
UBIGEO0813
Websitewww.muniurubamba.gob.pe

GeographyEdit

The province is bounded to the north by the La Convención Province, to the east by the Calca Province, to the south by the Cusco Province and the Anta Province, and to the west by the La Convención Province.

The Urupampa and Willkapampa mountain ranges traverse the province. Some of the highest peaks of the province are listed below:[1]

Political divisionEdit

The province is divided into seven districts (Spanish: distritos, singular: distrito), each of which is headed by a mayor (alcalde). The districts, with their capitals in parenthesis, are:

Ethnic groupsEdit

The people in the province are mainly indigenous citizens of Quechua descent. Quechua is the language which the majority of the population (51.34%) learnt to speak in childhood, 46.78% of the residents started speaking using the Spanish language (2007 Peru Census).[2]

Archaeological sitesEdit

The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Machu Pikchu is probably the most famous site among the numerous archaeological remains of the province. Other places are listed below:

See alsoEdit

ImagesEdit

SourcesEdit

  1. ^ escale.minedu.gob.pe - UGEL map of the Urubamba Province (Cusco Region)
  2. ^ inei.gob.pe Archived 2013-01-27 at the Wayback Machine INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007

Coordinates: 13°18′37″S 72°07′12″W / 13.310334°S 72.12°W / -13.310334; -72.12