General Sánchez Cerro Province

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General Sánchez Cerro
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Ubinas volcano in the General Sánchez Cerro Province
Location of the province General Sanchez Cerro in Moquegua.svg
Location of General Sánchez Cerro in the Moquegua Region
Country Peru
Region Moquegua
Capital Omate
Government
  MayorMauricio Jose Nina Juarez (2007)
Area
  Total5,681.71 km2 (2,193.72 sq mi)
Elevation
2,166 m (7,106 ft)
Population
  Total25,809
  Density4.5/km2 (12/sq mi)
UBIGEO 1802

The General Sánchez Cerro Province is the smallest of three provinces in the Moquegua Region of Peru. [1] [2] The capital of the province is Omate. The province was named after the former Peruvian army officer and president Luis Miguel Sánchez Cerro.

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Boundaries

Geography

One of the highest peaks of the province is the Ubinas volcano. Other mountains are listed below: [3]

Political division

The province is divided into eleven districts, which are:

Ethnic groups

The province is inhabited by indigenous citizens of Aymara and Quechua descent. Spanish, however, is the language which the majority of the population (60.36%) learnt to speak in childhood, 37.45% of the residents started speaking using the Quechua language and 1.98% using Aymara (2007 Peru Census). [4]

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References

  1. (in Spanish) INEI
  2. (in Spanish) IPAM
  3. escale.minedu.gob.pe - UGEL maps of the provinces of General Sánchez Cerro Province (Tacna Region), Mariscal Nieto Province (Tacna Region) and Puno Province 1 (Puno Region)
  4. inei.gob.pe Archived January 27, 2013, at the Wayback Machine INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007

Coordinates: 16°40′27″S70°58′13″W / 16.67417°S 70.97028°W / -16.67417; -70.97028