Ayabaca Province

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Ayabaca Province
Location of the province in the Piura region
Location of the province in the Piura region
Basic data
Country Peru
region Piura
Seat Ayabaca
surface 5,230.7 km²
Residents 119,287 (2017)
density 23 inhabitants per km²
founding March 30, 1861
ISO 3166-2 PE-PIU
Website www.muniayabaca.gob.pe (Spanish)
Alcalde Provincial Baldomero Marchena Tacure
Political party Fuerza Regional
Residential houses in the Sicchez district
Residential houses in the Sicchez district

Coordinates: 4 ° 44 ′  S , 79 ° 46 ′  W

The province of Ayabaca (alternative name: Ayavaca ) is one of the eight provinces that make up the administrative region of Piura in northwestern Peru . The province of Ayabaca covers an area of ​​5230.68 km². In the 2017 census, the population was 119,287. In 1993 it was 131,310, in 2007 it was 138,403. The capital of the province is Ayabaca .


The province of Ayabaca borders Ecuador to the north and east, the provinces Morropón and Huancabamba to the south and the provinces of Piura and Sullana to the west . Like the neighboring province of Huancabamba , it lies in the western Andes chain . The provincial capital Ayabaca is the highest in the Piura region. At the extreme northern edge, the province is touched by the Panamericana.


The three largest rivers that cross the province are:

This rises at approx. 3900 m, flows into the Macará , which in turn flows into the Chira . In addition to numerous irrigation systems, the river also operates a hydroelectric power station.

This river also flows through large parts of the Piura region before it finally also flows into the Chira.

Administrative division

Ayabaca Province is divided into 10 districts. Ayabaca district is the seat of the provincial administration.

District Administrative headquarters
Ayabaca Ayabaca
Frías Frías
Jililí Jililí
Lagunas Lagunas
Montero Montero
Pacaipampa Pacaipampa
Paimas Paimas
Sapillica Sapillica
Sícchez Sícchez
Suyo Suyo

Individual evidence

  1. ^ A b Peru: Piura Region, Provinces and Districts . www.citypopulation.de. Retrieved December 7, 2019.

Web links

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