Dos de Mayo Province

Dos de Mayo

Urqumayu valley

Location of Dos de Mayo in the Huánuco Region
Country Peru
Region Huánuco
Founded November 5, 1870
Capital La Unión - (alt: 3226 mts - 10581 ft)
  Mayor Ing. Valentín Salazar Huerta
  Total 1,438.88 km2 (555.55 sq mi)
Population (2005 census)
  Total 42,825
  Density 30/km2 (77/sq mi)

The Dos de Mayo Province is one of eleven provinces of the Huánuco Region in Peru. The capital of this province is the city of La Unión.



Some of the highest mountains of the province are listed below:[1]

Political division

The province is divided into nine districts, which are:

Ethnic groups

The province is inhabited by indigenous citizens of Quechua descent. Spanish, however, is the language which the majority of the population (59.82%) learnt to speak in childhood, 39.87% of the residents started speaking using the Quechua language (2007 Peru Census).[2]

See also


  1. - UGEL map of the Dos de Mayo Province (Huánuco Region)
  2. INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007

Coordinates: 9°49′59″S 76°40′08″W / 9.833°S 76.669°W / -9.833; -76.669

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