Paucartambo District, Paucartambo

Paucartambo
Pawqar Tampu
Paucartambo
Paucartambo
Country Peru
RegionCusco
ProvincePaucartambo
CapitalPaucartambo
Government
 • MayorMario Condori Huallpa
Area
 • Total1,079.23 km2 (416.69 sq mi)
Elevation
2,906 m (9,534 ft)
Population
 • Total14,168
 • Density13/km2 (34/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (PET)
UBIGEO081101

Paucartambo (from Quechua: Pawqar Tampu,[1] meaning "colored tambo") is one of six districts of the Paucartambo Province in Peru.[2]

Geography

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

  • Inti Qhawana
  • Kunkaq
  • K'urkurniyuq
  • Llaqta Kancha
  • Minasniyuq Urqu
  • Misti Pukara
  • Pukara Q'asa
  • P'allqa Qaqa
  • Qullqa
  • Quri Pachaq Marka
  • Qhispi Qhispiyuq
  • Q'illu Mayu
  • Ruq'u
  • Saywa Punta
  • Saywa Urqu
  • Suni Urqu
  • Waman Qaqa
  • Wañuy Marka
  • Wayna Urqu
  • Wayra Kunka

Ethnic groups

The people in the district are mainly indigenous citizens of Quechua descent. Quechua is the language which the majority of the population (86.03%) learnt to speak in childhood, 13.71% of the residents started speaking using the Spanish language (2007 Peru Census).[4]

Culture

A saqra dancer watching the procession of Mamacha Carmen from a balcony

The people of the district have an annual festival in honor of their patron saint, Mamacha Carmen. The Virgin Mary is carried in procession through the streets, preceded and followed by traditional dancers of several types, and many festival goers. Traditional dances of the festival include Chukchu, Ch'unchu, Qhapaq negro, Qhapaq Qulla and Saqra.

Subdistricts

  • Karaikallo (Karaikallo)
  • Paucartambo (Osorio)

Cantons

  • Karaikallo (Karaikallo)
  • Paucartambo (Paucartambo)
  • Osorio (Osorio)

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 2008-04-23 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved April 11, 2008.
  3. ^ escale.minedu.gob.pe/ UGEL map Paucartambo Province (Cusco Region)
  4. ^ 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)


Coordinates: 13°19′12″S 71°35′34″W / 13.3199°S 71.5928°W / -13.3199; -71.5928

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