Colquemarca District

Colquemarca
Qullqi Marka
Country Peru
RegionCusco
ProvinceChumbivilcas
CapitalColquemarca
Government
 • MayorSabino Yaguno Merma
Area
 • Total449.49 km2 (173.55 sq mi)
Elevation
3,575 m (11,729 ft)
Population
 • Total9,493
 • Density21/km2 (55/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (PET)
UBIGEO080704

Colquemarca (Quechua: Qullqi Marka,[1] meaning 'silver town') is one of eight districts of the Chumbivilcas Province in Peru.[2]

Geography

One of the highest peaks of the district is Wamanwiri at approximately 4,600 m (15,100 ft). Other mountains are listed below:[3]

  • Arma Wachu
  • Apachita
  • Chuqichampi
  • Ch'iqu Rumi
  • Kiswarniyuq
  • Khuchi Kancha
  • Larwiri Q'illu Urqu
  • Paquni
  • Pilluni
  • Pirwa Q'asa
  • Puyani
  • Qucha Pata
  • Qullqa
  • Saywayuq Muqu
  • Tampu
  • Taya
  • Waqra Marka
  • Waway Qucha
  • Waywalla

Ethnic groups

The people in the district are mainly indigenous citizens of Quechua descent. Quechua is the language which the majority of the population (92.41%) learnt to speak in childhood, 7.21% of the residents started speaking using the Spanish language (2007 Peru Census).[4]

See also

References

  1. ^ Nonato Rufino Chuquimamani Valer, Carmen Gladis Alosilla Morales, Victoria Choque Valer: Qullaw Qichwapa Simi Qullqan. Lima, 2014 Archived 2014-11-29 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ (in Spanish) Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informática. Banco de Información Distrital Archived April 23, 2008, at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved April 11, 2008.
  3. ^ escale.minedu.gob.pe/ UGEL map Chumbivilcas Province (Cusco Region)
  4. ^ 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°17′09″S 72°02′24″W / 14.2857°S 72.0399°W / -14.2857; -72.0399

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