Paruro Province

Flag of Paruro
Location of Paruro in the Cusco Region
Location of Paruro in the Cusco Region
 • MayorAdolfo Santiago Fernandez Baca Loaiza (2007)
 • Total1,984.42 km2 (766.19 sq mi)
(2005 census)
 • Total32,244
 • Density16/km2 (42/sq mi)

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

The provincial capital of Paruro, with population of 3,855, lies at 3,057 meters (10,032 ft) altitude.[1] Two and a half hours by bus from Cusco, in the bottom of a deep valley, it is bordered on one side by the Rio Paruro, a feeder of the Apurímac River. A number of small Inca and pre-Inca ruins are in the area, and a series of arches built by Simón Bolívar to celebrate a victory over the Spaniards.

Nearby Paqariq Tampu is one of the legendary origin sites of Manqu Qhapaq and Mama Uqllu, founders of the Inca Empire.



Some of the highest mountains of the province are listed below:[2]

  • Achiwan
  • Anqas
  • Awkis
  • Chaku Urqu
  • Chawpi
  • Ch'iyar Jaqhi
  • Chuqichampi
  • Inti Watana
  • Kancha Q'asa
  • Kimsa Chata
  • Kimsa Pukyu
  • Kiru
  • Kunturi
  • Kuntur Sinqa
  • Khipu
  • Llama Kunka
  • Lluthuq Q'asa
  • Mallqu Q'asa
  • Mawk'a Llaqta
  • Ñaqha Pukara
  • Pilluni
  • Puka Q'asa
  • Puma Ranra
  • Puma Suyru
  • Puma Urqu
  • Pumawasi
  • Puyka
  • P'unqu Q'asa
  • Qiwiña
  • Qullpa
  • Qullu Puphasqa
  • Qupani
  • Quri Pata
  • Q'illu
  • Runtu Urqu
  • Ruq'a
  • Saywa
  • Sullk'an Urqu
  • Suyt'u
  • Taway Q'asa
  • Tawqa
  • Tawqa Urqu
  • Umaqucha
  • Ura Qaqa
  • Waka Pakana
  • Wallata
  • Waman Pata
  • Wanakawri
  • Wanaku
  • Wark'a Simp'ana
  • Warkhuyuq
  • Wathiyayuq
  • Wayllayuq
  • Wayruru
  • Waytaqucha
  • Willkani

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 (92.09%) learnt to speak in childhood, 7.56% of the residents started speaking in Spanish (2007 Peru Census).[3]

See also


  1. ^ Paruro
  2. ^ - UGEL map of the Paruro Province (Cusco Region)
  3. ^ Archived 2013-01-27 at the Wayback Machine INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007

Coordinates: 13°45′48″S 71°50′58″W / 13.76333°S 71.84944°W / -13.76333; -71.84944

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