Belén District, Sucre

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Belén
Distrito de Belén
District
Belen sucre.jpg
Location of Belen in the Sucre province
Location of Belen in the Sucre province
Country  Peru
Department Flag of Ayacucho.svg Ayacucho
Province Sucre
Founded November 23, 1964
Capital Belén
Subdivisions 4 populated places
Government
 • Mayor Julián Elías Cárdenas Pérez
Area
 • Total 41.46 km2 (16.01 sq mi)
Elevation 3,195 m (10,482 ft)
Population (2005 census)
 • Total 611
 • Density 15/km2 (38/sq mi)
Time zone PET (UTC-5)
UBIGEO 050902

Belén is one of 11 districts of the Sucre Province in the Ayacucho region in Peru.

History[edit]

Belén District was created by Law No.15231 in Nov 23, 1964, during first term of President Fernando Belaúnde

Administrative division[edit]

The populated places in the district are:[1]

  • Belen
  • Socos
  • Cochayocc
  • Cuije

Population[edit]

The population of Belén is 611 people, 292 men and 319 women.[1]

Ethnic groups[edit]

The people in the district are mainly indigenous citizens of Quechua descent. Quechua is the language which the majority of the population (79.32%) learnt to speak in childhood, 20.52% of the residents started speaking using the Spanish language (2007 Peru Census).[2]

Authorities[edit]

Mayors[edit]

  • 2011-2014: Julián Elías Cárdenas Pérez.
  • 2007-2010: José Luis Romero Sheron.

Festivities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b INEI
  2. ^ inei.gob.pe INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007, Frequencias: Preguntas de Población: Idioma o lengua con el que aprendió hablar (in Spanish)

External links[edit]


Coordinates: 13°48′34″S 73°45′24″W / 13.80944°S 73.75667°W / -13.80944; -73.75667