Chinchero District

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Chinchero
District
Market in Chinchero
Market in Chinchero
Coordinates: 13°23′28″S 72°2′52″W / 13.39111°S 72.04778°W / -13.39111; -72.04778Coordinates: 13°23′28″S 72°2′52″W / 13.39111°S 72.04778°W / -13.39111; -72.04778
Country  Peru
Region Cusco
Province Urubamba
Founded September 9, 1905
Capital Chinchero
Government
 • Mayor Humberto Huaman Auccapuma
Area
 • Total 94.57 km2 (36.51 sq mi)
Elevation 3,762 m (12,343 ft)
Population (2005 census)
 • Total 9,958
 • Density 110/km2 (270/sq mi)
Time zone PET (UTC-5)
UBIGEO 081302
Website munichinchero.gob.pe

Chinchero District is one of seven districts of the province Urubamba in Peru.[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 (81.49%) learnt to speak in childhood, 17.95% of the residents started speaking using the Spanish language (2007 Peru Census).[2]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Chincheros, Peru (1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 16
(61)
16
(61)
16
(61)
17
(63)
16
(61)
16
(61)
16
(61)
16
(61)
17
(63)
18
(64)
17
(63)
17
(63)
16.5
(61.7)
Average low °C (°F) 4
(39)
3
(37)
3
(37)
1
(34)
−2
(28)
−4
(25)
−6
(21)
−4
(25)
−1
(30)
1
(34)
2
(36)
3
(37)
0
(32)
Precipitation mm (inches) 117
(4.61)
81
(3.19)
72
(2.83)
36
(1.42)
3
(0.12)
3
(0.12)
0
(0)
9
(0.35)
12
(0.47)
24
(0.94)
45
(1.77)
51
(2.01)
453
(17.83)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm) 17 10 13 7 2 2 0 2 4 6 8 9 81
Source: WW[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Spanish) Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informática. Banco de Información Distrital. Retrieved April 11, 2008.
  2. ^ inei.gob.pe INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007, Frequencias: Preguntas de Población: Idioma o lengua con el que aprendió hablar (in Spanish)
  3. ^ "Weather Averages and Activities". World Weather Online. Retrieved 15 October 2013. 

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