Mountains at the La Raya pass
Location of Melgar in the Puno Region
|• Mayor||Esteban Alvarez Ccasa|
|• Total||6,446.85 km2 (2,489.14 sq mi)|
|Elevation||3,907 m (12,818 ft)|
|• Density||10/km2 (27/sq mi)|
Melgar Province is a province of the Puno Region in Peru.The capital of the province is the city of Ayaviri.
The Willkanuta range and the La Raya range traverse the province. Some of the highest mountains of the province are listed below:
The province measures 6,446.85 square kilometres (2,489.14 sq mi) and is divided into nine districts:
|Antauta||Ignacio Edgar Chura Mendoza||Antauta||210802|
|Ayaviri||Bernardo Natividad Meza Alvarez||Ayaviri||210801|
|Cupi||Yudel Rene Mamani Cervantes||Cupi||210803|
|Llalli||Leon Vilca Gamarra||Llalli||210804|
|Macari||Simon Amador Mamani Chañi||Macari||210805|
|Nuñoa||Atilio Rodo Huaman Tapara||Nuñoa||210806|
|Orurillo||Juan Rene Quispe Chunga||Orurillo||210807|
|Santa Rosa||Filiberto Tacca Navarro||Santa Rosa||210808|
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).
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