Colcha District

Colcha
Qulcha
Colcha is located in Peru
Colcha
Colcha
Location of Colcha in the Paruro province
Coordinates: Coordinates: 13°52′15″S 71°52′01″W / 13.8709°S 71.8670°W / -13.8709; -71.8670
Country Peru
RegionCusco
ProvinceParuro
FoundedJanuary 2, 1857
CapitalColcha
Government
 • MayorRemigio La Torre Duran
Area
 • Total139.98 km2 (54.05 sq mi)
Elevation
2,796 m (9,173 ft)
Population
 • Total1,357
 • Density9.7/km2 (25/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (PET)
UBIGEO081004

Colcha District is one of nine districts of the province Paruro, Peru.[1]

Ethnic groups

The people in the district are mainly indigenous citizens of Quechua descent. Quechua is the language which the majority of the population (95.49%) learn to speak in childhood, 4.35% of the residents started speaking using the Spanish language (2007 Peru Census).[2]

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. ^ 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)


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