Caicay District

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Caicay
District
Country  Peru
Region Cusco
Province Paucartambo
Capital Caicay
Government
 • Mayor Ortencia Cuadros Torres
Area
 • Total 110.72 km2 (42.75 sq mi)
Elevation 3,100 m (10,200 ft)
Population (2005 census)
 • Total 2,789
 • Density 25/km2 (65/sq mi)
Time zone PET (UTC-5)
UBIGEO 081102

Caicay District is one of six districts of the province Paucartambo in Peru.[1]

Geography[edit]

The most important river of the district is the Willkanuta which flows along the western border of the district.[2]

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 (86.07%) learnt to speak in childhood, 13.32% of the residents started speaking using the Spanish language (2007 Peru Census).[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Spanish) Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informática. Banco de Información Distrital. Retrieved April 11, 2008.
  2. ^ escale.minedu.gob.pe - UGEL maps of the Quispicanchi Province (Cusco Region)
  3. ^ inei.gob.pe INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007, Frequencias: Preguntas de Población: Idioma o lengua con el que aprendió hablar (in Spanish)