Chalcos District

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Chalcos
District
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
Area
 • 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.

Population[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b INEI
  2. ^ inei.gob.pe 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