Kunturkanki District

Kunturkanki
Location of Kunturkanki in the Canas province
Location of Kunturkanki in the Canas province
Country Peru
RegionCusco
ProvinceCanas
FoundedJanuary 7, 1961
CapitalEl Descanso
Government
 • MayorValerio Pacuala Huillca (2007)
Area
 • Total376.19 km2 (145.25 sq mi)
Elevation
3,940 m (12,930 ft)
Population
 • Total6,256
 • Density17/km2 (43/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (PET)
UBIGEO080503

Kunturkanki District is one of eight districts in the Canas Province in Peru. Its seat is the village of El Descanso.

Geography

One of the highest peaks of the district is Laramani at 4,923 m (16,152 ft). Other mountains are listed below:[1]

  • Anta Qalla
  • Anta Qaqa
  • Chilli Kunka
  • Ch'apini
  • Ch'iqta Qaqa
  • Ch'uch'u
  • Ch'uspini
  • Hatun Sawsalla
  • Hatun Sipa
  • Imilla
  • Kiswarani
  • Kiwuni
  • Llallawi
  • Pichaqani
  • Pukara
  • Quyllurani
  • Q'atawi
  • Salla
  • Suntur Qullu
  • Supan Tira
  • Tika Pallana
  • Waki Wakiña
  • Wank'a Saya
  • Waraquki
  • Wark'a Kancha
  • Wisk'achani
  • Yana Urqu

Ethnic groups

The people in the district are mainly indigenous citizens of Quechua descent. Quechua is the language which the majority of the population (89.61%) learnt to speak in childhood, 10.26% 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 2013-01-27 at the Wayback Machine INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007, Frequencias: Preguntas de Población

Coordinates: 14°32′05″S 71°18′25″W / 14.5346°S 71.3070°W / -14.5346; -71.3070

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