Acocro District

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Acocro
Country Peru
RegionAyacucho
ProvinceHuamanga
FoundedNovember 23, 1964
CapitalAcocro
Government
 • MayorAuberto Morote Enciso
Area
 • Total406.83 km2 (157.08 sq mi)
Elevation
3,247 m (10,653 ft)
Population
 • Total9,287
 • Density23/km2 (59/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (PET)
UBIGEO050102

Acocro District is one of fifteen districts of the province Huamanga in Peru.[1]

Geography[edit]

One of the highest mountains of the district is Yana Phiruru at approximately 4,200 m (13,800 ft). Other mountains are listed below:[2]

  • Allqa Suntu
  • Anta Q'asa
  • Atuq Wachanqa
  • Hatun Munti
  • Ichhu Pampa
  • Rurun Willka
  • Tarwiyuq
  • Umutu Q'asa
  • Waman Pirqa

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 (95.51%) learnt to speak in childhood, 4.13% of the residents started speaking using the Spanish language (2007 Peru Census).[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (in Spanish) Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informática. Banco de Información Distrital Archived 2008-04-23 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved April 11, 2008.
  2. ^ escale.minedu.gob.pe - UGEL maps of the Huamanga Province, Ayacucho Region
  3. ^ inei.gob.pe Archived 2013-01-27 at the Wayback Machine INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007, Frequencias: Preguntas de Población: Idioma o lengua con el que aprendió hablar (in Spanish)


Coordinates: 13°13′08″S 74°02′39″W / 13.2188°S 74.0443°W / -13.2188; -74.0443