Marañón Province

Marañón
Location of Marañón in the Huánuco Region
Location of Marañón in the Huánuco Region
CountryPeru
RegionHuánuco
CapitalHuacrachuco
Government
 • MayorAnibal Valverde
Area
 • Total4,801.50 km2 (1,853.87 sq mi)
Population
(2005 census)
 • Total24,734
 • Density5.2/km2 (13/sq mi)
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The Marañón Province is one of eleven provinces of the Huánuco Region in Peru. The capital of this province is the city of Huacrachuco. The province has a population of 23,000 inhabitants as of 2002.

Boundaries

Political division

The province is divided into three 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 (74.84%) learned to speak in childhood, 24.75% 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: 8°36′23″S 77°08′54″W / 8.606486°S 77.148247°W / -8.606486; -77.148247


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