Punchao District

Punchao
Punchaw
Punchao
Punchao
Country Peru
RegionHuánuco
ProvinceHuamalíes
FoundedOctober 7, 1942
CapitalPunchao
Government
 • MayorPompeyo Macario Timoteo Cadillo
Area
 • Total42.24 km2 (16.31 sq mi)
Elevation
3,534 m (11,594 ft)
Population
 • Total2,542
 • Density60/km2 (160/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (PET)
UBIGEO100508

Punchao or Punchaw (Quechua for "day") is one of eleven districts of the province Huamalíes in Peru.[1]

Ethnic groups

The people in the district are mainly indigenous citizens of Quechua descent. Quechua is the language which the majority of the population (67.09%) learnt to speak in childhood, 32.22% of the residents started speaking using the Spanish language (2007 Peru Census).[2]

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. ^ 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: 9°27′44″S 76°49′11″W / 9.4622°S 76.8197°W / -9.4622; -76.8197

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