Ollantaytambo District

Ollantaytambo
Ullantaytampu
Ruins of granaries on the hillside over Ollantaytambo.
Ruins of granaries on the hillside over Ollantaytambo.
Flag of Ollantaytambo Ullantaytampu
Coat of arms of Ollantaytambo Ullantaytampu
Country Peru
RegionCusco
ProvinceUrubamba
FoundedJanuary 2, 1857
CapitalOllantaytambo
Government
 • MayorJose Rios Coronel
Area
 • Total640.25 km2 (247.20 sq mi)
Elevation
2,846 m (9,337 ft)
Population
 (2017)
 • Total10,165
 • Density16/km2 (41/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (PET)
UBIGEO081306
Websitemuniollantaytambo.gob.pe

Ollantaytambo District is one of seven districts of the province Urubamba in Peru.[1]

Geography

The Urupampa and Willkapampa mountain ranges traverse the district. The highest peak of the district is Sallqantay at 6,271 metres (20,574 ft). Other mountains are listed below:[2]

Ethnic groups

The people in the district are mainly indigenous citizens of Quechua descent. Quechua is the language which the majority of the population (58.55%) learnt to speak in childhood, 38.74% of the residents started speaking using the Spanish language (2007 Peru Census).[3]

See also

References

  1. ^ (in Spanish) Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informática. Banco de Información Distrital Archived 2008-04-23 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved April 11, 2008.
  2. ^ escale.minedu.gob.pe - UGEL map of the Anta Province (Cusco Region)
  3. ^ inei.gob.pe Archived 2013-01-27 at the Wayback Machine INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007, Frequencias: Preguntas de Población: Idioma o lengua con el que aprendió hablar (in Spanish)

External links

  • (in Spanish) Official municipal website


Coordinates: 13°15′27″S 72°15′47″W / 13.2574°S 72.2631°W / -13.2574; -72.2631

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