Chacoche District

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Country  Peru
Region Apurímac
Province Abancay
Founded December 28, 1961
Capital Chacoche
 • Mayor Martin Puma Cayllahua
 • Total 186.1 km2 (71.9 sq mi)
Elevation 3,433 m (11,263 ft)
Population (2005 census)
 • Total 1,381
 • Density 7.4/km2 (19/sq mi)
Time zone PET (UTC-5)
UBIGEO 030102

Chacoche District is one of the nine districts of the Abancay Province in Peru.[1]


One of the highest peaks of the district is Wik'uña Wat'a at approximately 4,600 m (15,100 ft). Other mountains are listed below:[2]

  • Antaq Allpa
  • Inti Waman
  • Kuntur Llapana
  • Kuntur Pampa
  • Llulluch'ani
  • Nina Urqu
  • Pinqulluni
  • Puka Ch'ullu
  • Qiwña P'ukru
  • Surimana
  • Tirani
  • Tuqtuqa
  • Uya Uya
  • Wanathi Uma
  • Yana Qucha
  • Yawriwiri

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 (68.89%) learnt to speak in childhood, 30.76% of the residents started speaking using the Spanish language (2007 Peru Census).[3]


  1. ^ (in Spanish) Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informática. Banco de Información Digital Archived April 23, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved April 4, 2008.
  2. ^ UGEL map Abancay Province (Apurimac Region)
  3. ^ Archived January 27, 2013, 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°56′53″S 72°59′28″W / 13.94806°S 72.99111°W / -13.94806; -72.99111