Chapimarca District

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Chapimarca

Chapi Marka
Country Peru
RegionApurímac
ProvinceAymaraes
FoundedJanuary 2, 1857
CapitalChapimarca
Government
 • MayorGregorio Caillahua Pocco
Area
 • Total213.09 km2 (82.27 sq mi)
Elevation
3,414 m (11,201 ft)
Population
 • Total2,552
 • Density12/km2 (31/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (PET)
UBIGEO030404

Chapimarca District is one of the seventeen districts of the Aymaraes Province in Peru.[1]

Geography[edit]

One of the highest peaks of the district is Saqra Urqu at approximately 4,400 m (14,400 ft). Other mountains are listed below:[2]

  • Añu Pata
  • Apachita
  • Ch'aki Qucha
  • Hatun Puchka
  • Ichhu Rutuna
  • Kiska Pata
  • Kuntur Qaqa
  • K'usi
  • Mawk'a Llaqta
  • Mina Waqsa
  • Parqa Marka
  • Parqa Rumi
  • Puma Qucha
  • Qachqa Marka
  • Q'illu Q'asa
  • Sulimana
  • Suparawra
  • Taya Q'asa
  • Tuqtuqa
  • T'akra Qucha Q'asa
  • Urqu Pata
  • Yuraq Pukyu

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 (83.97%) learnt to speak in childhood, 15.78% of the residents started speaking using the Spanish language (2007 Peru Census).[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (in Spanish) Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informática. Banco de Información Digital Archived April 23, 2008, at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved April 7, 2007.
  2. ^ escale.minedu.gob.pe/ UGEL map Aymaraes Province (Apurímac Region)
  3. ^ inei.gob.pe 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°58′26″S 73°03′47″W / 13.97389°S 73.06306°W / -13.97389; -73.06306