|• Total||1,499 km2 (579 sq mi)|
|Elevation||4,310 m (14,140 ft)|
|Population (2005 census)|
|• Density||2.7/km2 (7.1/sq mi)|
|Time zone||PET (UTC-5)|
The people in the district are mainly indigenous citizens of Quechua descent. Quechua is the language which the majority of the population (62.79%) learnt to speak in childhood, 36.39% of the residents started speaking using the Spanish language (2007 Peru Census).
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