Anta Province

The archaeological site of Tarawasi in the Anta Province
The archaeological site of Tarawasi in the Anta Province
Flag of Anta
Location of Anta in the Cusco Region
Location of Anta in the Cusco Region
 • MayorWiliam Loaiza Ramos
 • Total1,876.12 km2 (724.37 sq mi)
(2005 census)
 • Total57,905
 • Density31/km2 (80/sq mi)

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


The Willkapampa mountain range traverses the province. The highest peak of the province is Sallqantay at 6,271 metres (20,574 ft). Other mountains are listed below:[1]

Political division

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

Ethnic groups

The people in the province are mainly indigenous citizens of Quechua descent. Quechua is the language which the majority of the population (70.28%) learnt to speak in childhood, 29.35% of the residents started speaking in Spanish.[2]

See also


  1. ^ - UGEL map of the Anta Province (Cusco Region)
  2. ^ Archived January 27, 2013, at the Wayback Machine INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007
The pampa de Anta, a plateau contains some of Anta Province, and Cusco's, best communal cultivated lands. It is located at around 3000 meters above sea level, and is used to cultivate mainly high altitude crops such as potatoes, tarwi (edible lupin), barley and quinoa.

Coordinates: 13°28′49″S 72°06′40″W / 13.480167°S 72.111245°W / -13.480167; -72.111245

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