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
FoundedOctober 14, 1994
 • MayorHugo Huarancca Katata
 • Total375.89 km2 (145.13 sq mi)
4,000 m (13,000 ft)
 • Total2,905
 • Density7.7/km2 (20/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (PET)

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


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


  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. ^ UGEL map Espinar Province (Cusco Region)
  3. ^ 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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