Vilcabamba District, La Convención

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The archaeologicla site of Vitcos, Vilcabamba District
The archaeologicla site of Vitcos, Vilcabamba District
Country  Peru
Region Cusco
Province La Convención
Founded January 2, 1857
Capital Vilcabamba
 • Mayor Juan Olivera Ricalde
 • Total 5,046.47 km2 (1,948.45 sq mi)
Elevation 2,650 m (8,690 ft)
Population (2005 census)
 • Total 18,274
 • Density 3.6/km2 (9.4/sq mi)
Time zone PET (UTC-5)
UBIGEO 080909

Vilcabamba District is one of ten districts of the province La Convención 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 (64.81%) learnt to speak in childhood, 34.53% of the residents started speaking using the Spanish language (2007 Peru Census).[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ (Spanish) Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informática. Banco de Información Distrital. Retrieved April 11, 2008.
  2. ^ INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007, Frequencias: Preguntas de Población: Idioma o lengua con el que aprendió hablar (in Spanish)