Location of Chumbivilcas in the Cusco region
|Founded||June 21, 1825|
| 5,371.08 km2 (2,073.79 sq mi)|
|Population (as of the 2005 Census)|
77,721 (2005 census)
14.5 /km2 (38 /sq mi)
|Mayor||Domingo Benito Calderon (2007)|
According to the Peru 2005 Census 77,721 inhabitiants live in an area of 5,371.08 m². There are about 77 rural communities. Chumbivilcas is looked upon as one of the poorest regions of the country. Half of the population is younger than 16 years. In the rural communities families with eight and more children are not unusual.
The people in Chumbivilcas speak Quechua. Because of the migration of a high number of rural people to the towns the Spanish language (castellano) is getting more and more influence. School children are taught bilingually by law.
The capital of the province is Santo Tomás. The province is divided into eight districts:
Officially the province of Chumbivilcas was founded on June 21, 1825.