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PARURO PROVINCE is one of thirteen provinces in the Cusco Region
Cusco Region
in the southern highlands of Peru
Peru
.

The provincial capital of Paruro, with population of 3,855, lies at 3,057 meters (10,032 ft) altitude. Two and a half hours by bus from Cusco, in the bottom of a deep valley, it is bordered on one side by the Rio Paruro, a feeder of the Apurímac River. A number of small Inca and pre-Inca ruins are in the area, and a series of arches built by Simon Bolivar to celebrate a victory over the Spaniards.

Nearby Paqariq Tampu is one of the legendary origin sites of Manqu Qhapaq and Mama Uqllu, founders of the Inca Empire.

CONTENTS

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

BOUNDARIES

* NORTH: Anta Province and Cusco Province * EAST: Quispicanchi Province , Acomayo Province and Chumbivilcas Province * SOUTH: Chumbivilcas Province
Chumbivilcas Province
* WEST: Chumbivilcas Province
Chumbivilcas Province
and Apurímac Region
Apurímac Region

GEOGRAPHY

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

* Achiwan * Anqas * Awkis * Chaku Urqu * Chawpi * Ch'iyar Jaqhi * Chuqichampi * Inti Watana * Kancha Q'asa * Kimsa Chata * Kimsa Pukyu * Kiru * Kunturi * Kuntur Sinqa * Khipu * Llama Kunka * Lluthuq Q'asa * Mallqu Q'asa * Mawk'a Llaqta * Ñaqha Pukara * Pilluni * Puka Q'asa * Puma Ranra * Puma Suyru * Puma Urqu * Pumawasi * Puyka * P'unqu Q'asa * Qiwiña * Qullpa * Qullu Puphasqa * Qupani * Quri Pata * Q'illu * Runtu Urqu * Ruq'a * Saywa * Sullk'an Urqu * Suyt'u * Taway Q'asa * Tawqa * Tawqa Urqu * Umaqucha * Ura Qaqa * Waka Pakana * Wallata * Waman Pata * Wanakawri * Wanaku * Wark'a Simp'ana * Warkhuyuq * Wathiyayuq * Wayllayuq * Wayruru * Waytaqucha * Willkani

POLITICAL DIVISION

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

* Accha (Accha ) * Ccapi (Ccapi ) * Colcha (Colcha ) * Huanoquite (Huanoquite ) * Omacha (Omacha ) * Paccaritambo ( Paccaritambo ) * Paruro
Paruro
( Paruro
Paruro
) * Pillpinto (Pillpinto ) * Yaurisque (Yaurisque )

ETHNIC GROUPS

The people in the province are mainly indigenous citizens of Quechua descent. Quechua is the language which the majority of the population (92.09%) learnt to speak in childhood, 7.56% of the residents started speaking in Spanish (2007 Peru
Peru
Census ).

SEE ALSO

* Mawk\'allaqta

REFERENCES

* ^ Paruro * ^ escale.minedu.gob.pe - UGEL map of the Paruro
Paruro
Province (Cusco Region) * ^ inei.gob.pe 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

Coordinates : 13°45′48″S 71°50′58″W / 13.76333°S 71.84944°W / -13.76333; -71.84944

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