Pichigua District

Pichigua
Pichiwa
Country Peru
RegionCusco
ProvinceEspinar
FoundedAugust 29, 1834
CapitalPichigua
Government
 • MayorSeveriano Chara Labra
Area
 • Total288.76 km2 (111.49 sq mi)
Elevation
3,870 m (12,700 ft)
Population
 • Total3,791
 • Density13/km2 (34/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (PET)
UBIGEO080806

Pichigua District is one of eight districts of the Espinar Province in Peru.[1]

Geography

One of the highest peaks of the district is Laramani at approximately 4,922 m (16,148 ft). Other mountains are listed below:[2]

  • Anku Supa
  • Ararankha
  • Ch'uspini
  • Kuntur Sayana
  • Muru Pata
  • Muru Sirk'a
  • Puma Ichhu Pukara
  • Qurani
  • Waya Muqu

Ethnic groups

The people in the district are mainly indigenous citizens of Quechua descent. Quechua is the language which the majority of the population (87.16%) learnt to speak in childhood, 12.40% of the residents started speaking using the Spanish language (2007 Peru Census).[3]

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 Espinar 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)


Coordinates: 14°40′40″S 71°24′22″W / 14.6779°S 71.4060°W / -14.6779; -71.4060

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