Ollantaytambo District

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Ollantaytambo
Ullantaytampu
District
Ruins of granaries on the hillside over Ollantaytambo.
Ruins of granaries on the hillside over Ollantaytambo.
Country  Peru
Region Cusco
Province Urubamba
Founded January 2, 1857
Capital Ollantaytambo
Government
 • Mayor Wilfredo Baca Sequeiros
Area
 • Total 640.25 km2 (247.20 sq mi)
Elevation 2,846 m (9,337 ft)
Population (2005 census)
 • Total 9,828
 • Density 15/km2 (40/sq mi)
Time zone PET (UTC-5)
UBIGEO 081306
Website muniollantaytambo.gob.pe

Ollantaytambo 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 (58.55%) learnt to speak in childhood, 38.74% of the residents started speaking using the Spanish language (2007 Peru Census).[2]

See also[edit]

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)

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