Pomacanchi District

Pomacanchi
Pumaqanchi
Country Peru
RegionCusco
ProvinceAcomayo
FoundedJanuary 2, 1857
CapitalPomacanchi
Government
 • MayorNestor Natalicio Luna Farfan
Area
 • Total275.56 km2 (106.39 sq mi)
Elevation
3,679 m (12,070 ft)
Population
 • Total8,295
 • Density30/km2 (78/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (PET)
UBIGEO080205

Pomacanchi District is one of seven districts of the Acomayo Province in Peru.[1]

Geography

One of the highest peaks of the district is Puka Kancha at 4,400 m (14,400 ft). Other mountains are listed below:[2]

  • Anka Tiyana
  • Ch'uñuna Papa
  • Hatun Ñan
  • Kunka
  • Kuntur Sunkha
  • Minas Pata
  • Pawkarani
  • Pilluni
  • Pukara
  • Qhuyani
  • Salla Salla
  • Sillu Qaqa

Ethnic groups

The people in the district are mainly indigenous citizens of Quechua descent. Quechua is the language which the majority of the population (89.89%) learnt to speak in childhood, 9.94% 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 Acomayo Province (Cusco Region)
  3. ^ inei.gob.pe Archived 2013-01-27 at the Wayback Machine INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007, Frequencias: Preguntas de Población

Coordinates: 14°02′13″S 71°34′16″W / 14.037°S 71.571°W / -14.037; -71.571


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