Leoncio Prado Province

Leoncio Prado
The town Tingo María with the mountains named "The Sleeping Beauty" in the background
The town Tingo María with the mountains named "The Sleeping Beauty" in the background
Flag of Leoncio Prado
Coat of arms of Leoncio Prado
Location of Leoncio Prado in the Huánuco Region
Location of Leoncio Prado in the Huánuco Region
CountryPeru
RegionHuánuco
CapitalTingo María
Government
 • MayorMiguel Angel Meza Malpartida
Area
 • Total4,952.99 km2 (1,912.36 sq mi)
Population
 • Total127,793
 • Density26/km2 (67/sq mi)
UBIGEO1006
Websitewww.municipalidadtingomaria.com

The Leoncio Prado Province is one of eleven provinces of the Huánuco Region in Peru. The capital of this province is the city of Tingo María.

The province was named after the Peruvian mariner Leoncio Prado Gutiérrez.

Boundaries

Political division

The province is divided into six districts, which are:

Ethnic groups

The province is inhabited by indigenous citizens of Quechua descent. Spanish is the language which the majority of the population (91.42%) learnt to speak in childhood, 8.23 % of the residents started speaking using the Quechua language (2007 Peru Census).[1]

See also

Sources

  1. ^ inei.gob.pe Archived 2013-01-27 at the Wayback Machine INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007

Coordinates: 9°17′24″S 75°59′24″W / 9.29000°S 75.99000°W / -9.29000; -75.99000


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