Utcubamba Province

Coordinates: 5°45′22″S 78°26′28″W / 5.756°S 78.441°W / -5.756; -78.441
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Valley of the Utcubamba River
Valley of the Utcubamba River
Flag of Utcubamba
Coat of arms of Utcubamba
Location of Utcubamba in the Amazonas Region
Location of Utcubamba in the Amazonas Region
FoundedMay 30, 1984
CapitalBagua Grande
 • MayorSegundo Quiterio Hernandez Vasquez (2007)
 • Total3,859.93 km2 (1,490.33 sq mi)
2005 census
 • Total118,367
 • Density31/km2 (79/sq mi)
A view of the city Bagua Grande

Utcubamba (hispanicized spelling), in Quechua Utkhupampa (utkhu cotton, pampa a large plain,[1][2] "cotton plain"), is one of seven provinces of the Amazonas Region, Peru. It was created by Law#-23843 on May 30, 1984. Its capital is Bagua Grande and its principal attraction is the Tourist Corridor of Utcubamba where the valley becomes notably closer forming "the canyon of Utcubamba". These conditions modify the climate in a substantial way and create a radical ecological shift. The area is fresh and fragrant and the orchids that are bountiful are unique in the world. Notably picturesque cascades are observed in the rocky vertical walls that the river has created. There are hot springs a few meters from El Ingenio bridge.

The selection of this corridor lies in the beauty of the scenery and in the tourist activities that can be generated in it, like canoeing, minor watercraft navigation, fishing and recreation sports.

Political division[edit]

Utcubamba is divided into seven districts, which are:

District Mayor
Bagua Grande Milesio Vallejos Bravo
Cajaruro Antero Dueñas Davila
Cumba Elias Diaz Benavides
El Milagro Eva Ganni Larrain Reyes
Jamalca Ricardo Cabrera Bravo
Lonya Grande Antonio Homero Aguilar Tapia
Yamón Juan Torres Arévalo

Places of interest[edit]


  1. ^ Teofilo Laime Ajacopa (2007). Diccionario Bilingüe Iskay simipi yuyayk’anch [Quechua-English dictionary] (PDF). La Paz, Bolivia.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: location missing publisher (link)
  2. ^ Diccionario Quechua - Español - Quechua, Academía Mayor de la Lengua Quechua, Gobierno Regional Cusco, Cusco 2005 (Quechua_Spanish dictionary)

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5°45′22″S 78°26′28″W / 5.756°S 78.441°W / -5.756; -78.441