Velille District

Velille
Country Peru
RegionCusco
ProvinceChumbivilcas
CapitalVelille
Government
 • MayorCornelio Coaquira Valencia
Area
 • Total756.84 km2 (292.22 sq mi)
Elevation
3,730 m (12,240 ft)
Population
 • Total8,419
 • Density11/km2 (29/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (PET)
UBIGEO080708

Velille District is one of eight districts of the province Chumbivilcas in Peru.[1]

Geography

One of the highest peaks of the district is Anka Wachana at 4,640 m (15,220 ft). Other mountains are listed below:[2]

  • Ch'illkani
  • Ch'uspini Urqu
  • Hatun Q'asa
  • Hatun Urqu
  • Isku Urqu
  • Kimsa Ranra
  • Khari Khari
  • Laqaya Pata
  • Lariwiri
  • Millu Urqu
  • Misayuq
  • Nasa Parqu
  • Pata Wasi
  • Puka Puka
  • Punta Pata
  • Qarwa Tanka
  • Sach'a P'ukru
  • Sayanta
  • Sunqu
  • Sura Quta
  • Surani
  • Suraq Pampa
  • Tintaya
  • Uqururu
  • Waman Wiri
  • Wankarani
  • Warmi Wasi
  • Waych'a Waych'a
  • Waylla Apachita
  • Yana Qaqa
  • Yana Urqu

Ethnic groups

The people in the district are mainly indigenous citizens of Quechua descent. Quechua is the language which the majority of the population (87.09%) learnt to speak in childhood, 12.61% 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 Chumbivilcas 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°30′32″S 71°53′07″W / 14.5089°S 71.8853°W / -14.5089; -71.8853

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