Chavín de Huantar District

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Chavín de Huantar
Municipalidad Distrital de Chavín de Huantar 14122009.JPG
Country  Peru
Region Ancash
Province Huari
Capital Chavín de Huantar
 • Mayor Justino Zenon Montes Colcas
 • Total 434.13 km2 (167.62 sq mi)
Elevation 3,137 m (10,292 ft)
Population (2005 census)
 • Total 8,694
 • Density 20/km2 (52/sq mi)
Time zone PET (UTC-5)
UBIGEO 021004

Chavín de Huantar District is one of sixteen districts of the province Huari in Peru.[1]


The Cordillera Blanca traverses the western part of the district. Some of the highest peaks of the district are listed below:[2]

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 (82.85%) learnt to speak in childhood, 16.71% of the residents started speaking using the Spanish language (2007 Peru Census).[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ (in Spanish) Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informática. Banco de Información Distrital Archived April 23, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved April 11, 2008.
  2. ^ - UGEL map of the Huari Province (Ancash 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: 9°34′59″S 77°15′00″W / 9.58306°S 77.25000°W / -9.58306; -77.25000