Chalcos District

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Location of Chalcos in the Sucre province
Location of Chalcos in the Sucre province
Country  Peru
Region Ayacucho
Province Sucre
Founded April 3, 1928
Capital Chalcos
Subdivisions 12 populated places
 • Total 58.43 km2 (22.56 sq mi)
Elevation 3,645 m (11,959 ft)
Population (2005 census)
 • Total 748
 • Density 13/km2 (33/sq mi)
Time zone PET (UTC-5)
UBIGEO 050903

Chalcos is one of 11 districts of the Sucre Province in the Ayacucho region in Peru.


The population of Chalcos is 748 people, 376 men and 372 women.[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 (81.70%) learnt to speak in childhood, 18.16% of the residents started speaking using the Spanish language (2007 Peru Census).[2]

Administrative division[edit]

The populated places in the district are:[1]

  • Chalcos
  • Urpayhuasi
  • Camapuyo
  • Corral Pata
  • Huasacapo
  • Pueblo Nuevo
  • Ccochanccay
  • Pamparca
  • Chuncuni
  • Tranca
  • Illahuasi
  • Ayalca Ankara


  1. ^ a b INEI
  2. ^ Archived January 27, 2013, on Wayback Machine. INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007, Frequencias: Preguntas de Población: Idioma o lengua con el que aprendió hablar (in Spanish)

Coordinates: 14°41′38″S 74°07′27″W / 14.69389°S 74.12417°W / -14.69389; -74.12417