Acos District

Acos
Country Peru
RegionCusco
ProvinceAcomayo
FoundedJanuary 2, 1857
CapitalAcos
Government
 • MayorJuan Paulino Rios Burgos
Area
 • Total137.55 km2 (53.11 sq mi)
Elevation
3,085 m (10,121 ft)
Population
 • Total2,651
 • Density19/km2 (50/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (PET)
UBIGEO080203

Acos District is one of seven districts of the Acomayo Province in Peru.[1]

Geography

One of the highest peaks of the district is Maranniyuq at 4,520 m (14,830 ft). Other mountains are listed below:[2]

  • Hatun Urqu
  • Inti Qhawarina
  • Kunkayuq
  • Markan Urqu
  • Nina Urqu
  • Wayna Pata

Ethnic groups

The people in the district are mainly indigenous citizens of Quechua descent. Quechua is the language which the majority of the population (88.55%) learnt to speak in childhood, 11.11% of the residents started speaking using the Spanish language (2007 Peru Census).[3]

See also

References

  1. ^ (in Spanish) Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informática. Banco de Información Distrital Archived 2008-04-23 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved April 11, 2008.
  2. ^ escale.minedu.gob.pe/ UGEL map Acomayo Province (Cusco Region)
  3. ^ inei.gob.pe Archived 2013-01-27 at the Wayback Machine INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007, Frequencias: Preguntas de Población

Coordinates: 13°57′04″S 71°44′13″W / 13.95111°S 71.73694°W / -13.95111; -71.73694

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