Coporaque District, Espinar

Coporaque
Country Peru
RegionCusco
ProvinceEspinar
FoundedAugust 29, 1834
CapitalCoporaque
Government
 • MayorTito Benedicto Ccahua Chara
Area
 • Total1,564.46 km2 (604.04 sq mi)
Elevation
3,942 m (12,933 ft)
Population
 (Peru 2017 Census)
 • Total9,627
 • Density6.2/km2 (16/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (PET)
UBIGEO080803

Coporaque District is one of eight districts of the province Espinar in Peru.[1]

Geography

Some of the highest mountains of the district are listed below:[2]

  • Anta Anta
  • Anta Qullu
  • Chunkara Qaqa
  • Jichu Qullu
  • Kiswarani Q'asa
  • Kuntur Uma
  • Muyu Qaqa
  • Pilluni
  • Puka Puka
  • Puka Q'asa
  • Pukara
  • Pumanuta
  • Qullpa Pata
  • Salla Saywa
  • Siq'i Urqu
  • Sura Quta
  • Sura Urqu
  • Sura Uma
  • Taypi Tira
  • Urqu K'uchu
  • Waman Wachana
  • Waylla Apachita
  • Waylluma
  • Wayna Sinqa

Ethnic groups

The people in the district are mainly indigenous citizens of Quechua descent. Quechua is the language which the majority of the population (93.04%) learnt to speak in childhood, 6.73% of the residents started speaking using the Spanish language (2007 Peru Census).[3] Coporaque is looked upon as one of the poorest districts of the country.

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 of the Chumbivilcas 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°47′56″S 71°31′53″W / 14.7988°S 71.5315°W / -14.7988; -71.5315

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