Melgar Province

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Melgar
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Mountains at the La Raya pass
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Location of Melgar in the Puno Region
Country Peru
Region Puno
Capital Ayaviri
Government
  MayorEsteban Alvarez Ccasa
Area
  Total6,446.85 km2 (2,489.14 sq mi)
Elevation
3,907 m (12,818 ft)
Population
  Total67,138
  Density10/km2 (27/sq mi)
UBIGEO 2108
Websitewww.ayaviriweb.com

Melgar Province is a province of the Puno Region in Peru. [1] The capital of the province is the city of Ayaviri.

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Geography

The Willkanuta range and the La Raya range traverse the province. Some of the highest mountains of the province are listed below: [2]

Political division

The province measures 6,446.85 square kilometres (2,489.14 sq mi) and is divided into nine districts:

DistrictMayorCapital Ubigeo
Antauta Ignacio Edgar Chura MendozaAntauta210802
Ayaviri Bernardo Natividad Meza Alvarez Ayaviri 210801
Cupi Yudel Rene Mamani Cervantes Cupi 210803
Llalli Leon Vilca GamarraLlalli210804
Macari Simon Amador Mamani ChañiMacari210805
Nuñoa Atilio Rodo Huaman Tapara Nuñoa 210806
Orurillo Juan Rene Quispe ChungaOrurillo210807
Santa Rosa Filiberto Tacca NavarroSanta Rosa210808
Umachiri NUmachiri210809

Ethnic groups

The people in the province are mainly indigenous citizens of Quechua descent. Quechua is the language which the majority of the population (70.54%) learnt to speak in childhood, 29.09% of the residents started speaking using the Spanish language and 0.23% using Aymara (2007 Peru Census). [3]

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References

  1. (in Spanish) Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informática. Banco de Información Digital Archived 2008-04-23 at the Wayback Machine , Retrieved January 2, 2008
  2. escale.minedu.gob.pe - UGEL map of the Melgar Province (Puno Region)
  3. inei.gob.pe Archived 2013-01-27 at the Wayback Machine INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007

Coordinates: 14°52′55″S70°35′24″W / 14.881822°S 70.590061°W / -14.881822; -70.590061