Acomayo District

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Country  Peru
Region Cusco
Province Acomayo
Capital Acomayo
 • Mayor Moises Ramos Villares
 • Total 141.27 km2 (54.54 sq mi)
Elevation 3,207 m (10,522 ft)
Population (2005 census)
 • Total 5,062
 • Density 36/km2 (93/sq mi)
Time zone PET (UTC-5)
UBIGEO 080201

Acomayo (in hispanicized spelling) or Aqumayu (Quechua aqu sand, mayu river, "sand river") is one of seven districts of the province Acomayo 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 (74.78%) learnt to speak in childhood, 25.18% 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

Coordinates: 13°55′08″S 71°41′06″W / 13.91889°S 71.68500°W / -13.91889; -71.68500