|Coat of Arms|
| 1,153.05 km2 (445.20 sq mi)|
3,263 m (10,710 ft)
|Population (as of the 2005 Census)|
44.5 /km2 (115 /sq mi)
|Mayor||Luis Alberto Bastidas Vasquez|
Chupaca Province is located in Central Peru and is one of the nine provinces that compose the Junín Region. The province borders to the north with the Concepción Province, to the east with the Huancayo Province, to the south with the Huancavelica Region and to the west with the Lima Region. The province has an approximated population of 57,000 inhabitants and the capital is the city of Chupaca.
Chupaca meaning "Heroic Province" is located 297 kilometers (185 mi) from Lima, and has a temperate and dry climate. Located within the province is the Lagoon of Ñahuimpuquio, 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) to the west of the city of Huancayo, with surface water spanning 7 hectares (17 acres) where the breeding of trouts, mule trips and boating occur.
The province is divided into nine districts.
- Ahuac (Ahuac)
- Chongos Bajo (Chongos Bajo)
- Chupaca (Chupaca)
- Huachac (Huachac)
- Huamancaca Chico (Huamancaca Chico)
- San Juan de Jarpa (Jarpa)
- San Juan de Yscos (Yscos)
- Tres de Diciembre (Tres de Diciembre)
- Yanacancha (Yanacancha)
Places of interest and importance
- Huayao - 12 kilometers (7.5 mi) from Huancayo; facilities including a Geophysical Observatory, where meteorological studies, nuclear physics, and other topics are studied.
- The Lagoon of Ñahuimpuquio - Its name comes from a word "Quechuá" meaning "Water Eye". It is 5 minutes from the district of Ahuac and 11 kilometers (6.8 mi) from Huancayo. To the flank of the lagoon is a hill with the archaeological remains of the Arhuaturo.
Furthest back in the known history of the Chupaca Province the Arhuaturo tribe located alongside the Lagoon of Ñahuimpuquio, constructed buildings from stone and mud that aligned to the north and to the south, in such a way that they received all the rays from the sun.
Low the Chongos; a town 20 kilometers (12 mi) to the south of Huancayo has a church dating back to 1540 and has altars carved in baroque style.
(Spanish) Municipal website