Jacas Grande District

Jacas Grande
Jacas Grande
Jacas Grande
Country Peru
FoundedOctober 29, 1923
CapitalJacas Grande
 • MayorRomer Trinidad Rojas
 • Total236.99 km2 (91.50 sq mi)
3,615 m (11,860 ft)
 • Total6,923
 • Density29/km2 (76/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (PET)

Jacas Grande District is one of eleven districts of the Huamalíes Province in Peru.[1]


One of the highest peaks of the district is Kuntur Puñunan at approximately 4,600 m (15,100 ft). Other mountains are listed below:[2]

  • Llama Llama
  • Millpu
  • Misa Pata Punta
  • Pishtaq Punta
  • Putka Rumi
  • Puywan
  • Qisqi Punta
  • Qucha Qaqa
  • Q'iru Q'iru
  • Sawan Punta
  • Waka Mach'ay Punta
  • Yana Mach'ay

Ethnic groups

The people in the district are mainly indigenous citizens of Quechua descent. Quechua is the language which the majority of the population (80.07%) learnt to speak in childhood, 19.22% 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. ^ escale.minedu.gob.pe/ UGEL map Huamalíes Province (Huánuco 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: 9°32′23″S 76°44′14″W / 9.5397°S 76.7371°W / -9.5397; -76.7371

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