Alto Pichigua District

Alto Pichigua
The archaeological site of K'anamarka in the Alto Pichigua District
The archaeological site of K'anamarka in the Alto Pichigua District
Country Peru
RegionCusco
ProvinceEspinar
FoundedOctober 14, 1994
CapitalAccocunca
Government
 • MayorHugo Huarancca Katata
Area
 • Total375.89 km2 (145.13 sq mi)
Elevation
4,000 m (13,000 ft)
Population
 • Total2,905
 • Density7.7/km2 (20/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (PET)
UBIGEO080808

Alto Pichigua District is one of eight districts of the Espinar Province in Peru.[1]

Geography

One of the highest peaks of the district is Wamanlipani at approximately 4,800 m (15,700 ft). Other mountains are listed below:[2]

  • Allqamarina
  • Chilla Tira
  • Chuqita
  • Ch'iyar Jaqhi
  • Ch'ulluni
  • Lluxita
  • Muru Sirk'a
  • Qillqa
  • Qaqa Wasi
  • Qayqu
  • Qurani
  • Saywa Sirk'a
  • Sirk'a Qaqa
  • Tara Qaqa
  • Tarukayuq
  • Wisa Punta
  • Yana Urqu
  • Yaritani

Ethnic groups

The people in the district are mainly indigenous citizens of Quechua descent. Quechua is the language which the majority of the population (91.87%) learnt to speak in childhood, 7.88% 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 April 23, 2008, at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved April 11, 2008.
  2. ^ escale.minedu.gob.pe/ UGEL map Espinar Province (Cusco Region)
  3. ^ inei.gob.pe Archived January 27, 2013, at the Wayback Machine INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007, Frequencias: Preguntas de Población: Idioma o lengua con el que aprendió hablar (in Spanish)


Coordinates: 14°46′40″S 71°15′05″W / 14.7777°S 71.2514°W / -14.7777; -71.2514

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