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CUSCO PROVINCE is the smallest of thirteen provinces in the Cusco Region in the southern highlands of Peru
Peru
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CONTENTS

* 1 Geography
Geography
* 2 Political division * 3 Ethnic groups * 4 Archaeological sites * 5 See also * 6 References

GEOGRAPHY

Some of the highest mountains of the province are listed below:

* Anawarkhi
Anawarkhi
* Anka Wachana * Aqu Q'asa * Araway Qhata * Chaku Urqu * Harata Muqu * Hatun Ayaq * Huch'uy Paquyuq * Ichhu Urqu * Linli Churana * Lluq'iyuq Muqu * Machu Ayaq * Mullu Waman * Muña Urqu * Muyu Urqu * Ñustayuq * Pachatusan * Pikchu * Pillku Urqu * Puka Qaqa * Puka Q'asa * Pukamuqu * Puma Wasin * Sinqa * Sirk'a Pata * Tawqaray * Tuqtu Wampa * T'ankar Q'asa * Uma Chuwalla Urqu * Waman Wallpa * Wanakawri * Wank'a Urqu * Waypun * Yana Qaqa * Yawarquchayuq

POLITICAL DIVISION

The province is divided into eight districts (Spanish : distritos, singular: distrito), each of which is headed by a mayor (alcalde). The districts, with their capitals in parenthesis, are:

* Cusco
Cusco
(CUSCO ) (seat) * Ccorca (Ccorca ) * Poroy (Poroy ) * San Jerónimo (San Jerónimo ) * San Sebastián (San Sebastián ) * Santiago (Santiago ) * Saylla (Saylla ) * Wanchaq (Wanchaq )

Population by district CITY DISTRICT Area km² Population 2007 census(hab) Housing (2007) Density (hab/km²) Elevation msl

CUZCO 116.22 km² 108,798* 28,476 936.1 3,399 msl

SAN JERóNIMO 103.34 km² 28,856* 8,942 279.2 3,244 msl

SAN SEBASTIáN 89.44 km² 85,472* 18,109 955.6 3,244 msl

SANTIAGO 69.72 km² 66,277* 21,168 950.6 3,400 msl

WANCHAQ 6.38 km² 54,524* 14,690 8,546.1 3,366 msl

TOTAL 385.1 KM² 358,052* 91,385 929.76 —

*CENSUS DATA CONDUCTED BY INEI

ETHNIC GROUPS

The province is inhabited by indigenous citizens of Quechua descent. Spanish is the language which the majority of the population (80.87%) learnt to speak in childhood, 18.22% of the residents started speaking using the Quechua language
Quechua language
(2007 Peru
Peru
Census ).

ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITES

Some of the most important archaeological sites of the province are as follows:

* Amaru Marka Wasi * Chuqik\'iraw Pukyu * Ch\'iqullu * Inkill Tampu * Pumamarka * Puqin Kancha

* Qullqanpata * Qullqapampa * Rumiwasi * Saksaywaman * Waqutu * Wayna Tawqaray
Wayna Tawqaray

SEE ALSO

* Santurantikuy

REFERENCES

* ^ escale.minedu.gob.pe - UGEL map of the Cusco
Cusco
Province (Cusco Region) * ^ Censo 2005 INEI Archived April 23, 2008, at the Wayback Machine . * ^ inei.gob.pe Archived January 27, 2013, at the Wayback Machine
Wayback Machine
. INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007

* v * t * e

* * Provinces of Cusco Region
Cusco Region
* Peru
Peru

* Acomayo * Anta * Calca * Canas * Canchis * Chumbivilcas * Cusco * Espinar * La Convención * Paruro * Paucartambo * Quispicanchi * Urubamba

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Coordinates : 13°31′34″S 71°58′17″W / 13.52611°S 71.97139°W / -13

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