Lauricocha Province

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Lauricocha
Marañón River in the Lauricocha Province
Marañón River in the Lauricocha Province
Location of Lauricocha in the Huánuco Region
Location of Lauricocha in the Huánuco Region
CountryPeru
RegionHuánuco
CapitalJesús
Government
 • MayorHeriberto Hilarion Estrada Muñoz
Area
 • Total1,860.13 km2 (718.20 sq mi)
Population
 • Total32,626
 • Density18/km2 (45/sq mi)
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Lauricocha Province is one of 11 provinces of the Huánuco Region in Peru. The capital of the province is Jesús.

Location[edit]

The province is bordered by the Dos de Mayo Province and the Yarowilca Province in the north, the Huánuco Province and the Ambo Province in the east, the Pasco Region in the south, and the Lima Region and the Ancash Region in the west.

Geography[edit]

The Waywash mountain range and the Rawra mountain range traverse the province; the highest peak of the province is Yerupaja. Other mountains are listed below:[1]

Political division[edit]

The province is divided in seven districts, which are:

Ethnic groups[edit]

The province is inhabited by indigenous citizens of Quechua descent. Spanish, however, is the language which the majority of the population (89.48%) learnt to speak in childhood, 10.36% of the residents started speaking using the Quechua language (2007 Peru Census).[2]

See also[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ escale.minedu.gob.pe - UGEL map of the Lauricocha Province (Huánuco Region)
  2. ^ inei.gob.pe Archived 2013-01-27 at the Wayback Machine INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007



Coordinates: 10°02′02″S 76°34′55″W / 10.03389°S 76.58194°W / -10.03389; -76.58194