The Church in Andahuaylilas
|Founded||January 2, 1857|
|Subdivisions||27 populated centers|
|• Mayor||Vicente Salas Pilares|
|• Total||84.6 km2 (32.7 sq mi)|
|Elevation||3,122 m (10,243 ft)|
|Population (2005 census)|
|• Density||64/km2 (170/sq mi)|
|Time zone||PET (UTC-5)|
The Andahuaylillas District is one of the twelve districts in the Quispicanchi Province in Peru. Created on January 2, 1857, its capital is the town of Andahuaylillas. It is located 45 km South of Cusco.
The main attraction of Andahuaylillas is its baroque church dedicated to Saint Peter the Apostle. The church is nicknamed "the Sistine Chapel of America" because of the magnificent frescos that adorn its walls.
The people in the district are mainly indigenous citizens of Quechua descent. Quechua is the language which the majority of the population (56.06%) learnt to speak in childhood, 43.25% of the residents started speaking using the Spanish language (2007 Peru Census).
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- (Spanish) Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informática. Departamento Cusco. Retrieved on November 1, 2007.
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