Tantamayo District

Tantamayo
Tanta Mayu
Tantamayo as seen from the archaeological sites of Phiruru
Tantamayo as seen from the archaeological sites of Phiruru
Country Peru
RegionHuánuco
ProvinceHuamalíes
FoundedOctober 29, 1923
CapitalTantamayo
Government
 • MayorSofonias Heriberto Gutierrez Antonio
Area
 • Total249.95 km2 (96.51 sq mi)
Elevation
3,495 m (11,467 ft)
Population
 • Total2,780
 • Density11/km2 (29/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (PET)
UBIGEO100511

Tantamayo (from Quechua Tanta Mayu) is one of eleven districts of the Huamalíes Province in Peru.[1]

Geography

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

  • Chawpi Hirka
  • Kiswar
  • Maman Punta
  • Pinqullu
  • Susupillu
  • Wak'a Rumi Punta
  • Wiñaq

Ethnic groups

The people in the district are mainly indigenous citizens of Quechua descent. Quechua is the language which the majority of the population (72.93%) learnt to speak in childhood, 26.47% of the residents started speaking using the Spanish language (2007 Peru Census).[3]

Archaeology

Some of the most important archaeological sites of the district are Anku, Isuq, Phiruru, Susupillu and Wanqaran.

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 Huamalíes Province (Huánuco 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: 9°23′34″S 76°43′10″W / 9.3927°S 76.7195°W / -9.3927; -76.7195

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