Checca District

Checca
Ch'iqa
Location of Checca in the Canas province
Location of Checca in the Canas province
Country Peru
RegionCusco
ProvinceCanas
FoundedJanuary 2, 1857
CapitalChecca
Government
 • MayorPablo Cesar Chaiña Carpio (2007)
Area
 • Total503.76 km2 (194.50 sq mi)
Elevation
3,810 m (12,500 ft)
Population
 • Total6,490
 • Density13/km2 (33/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (PET)
UBIGEO080502
Websitemunichecca.gob.pe

Checca District is the largest of eight districts in the Canas Province in Peru. Its seat is Checca.

Geography

One of the highest peaks of the district is Anta Qalla at approximately 4,600 m (15,100 ft). Other mountains are listed below:[1]

  • Ararankha
  • Iruni
  • Kiska Muqu
  • Marka Marka
  • Saywa
  • Suntur Uta
  • Sura Tira
  • Tuqtu
  • Urqu K'uchu
  • Wanqarani
  • Yuraq Q'asa

Ethnic groups

The people in the district are mainly indigenous citizens of Quechua descent. Quechua is the language which the majority of the population (98.68%) learnt to speak in childhood, 1.10% of the residents started speaking using the Spanish language (2007 Peru Census).[2]

References

  1. ^ escale.minedu.gob.pe/ UGEL map Canchis Province (Cusco Region)
  2. ^ inei.gob.pe Archived January 27, 2013, at the Wayback Machine INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007, Frequencias: Preguntas de Población

External links

  • (in Spanish) Municipal website


Coordinates: 14°28′24″S 71°23′43″W / 14.4734°S 71.3954°W / -14.4734; -71.3954

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