Chinchero District

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Chinchero
Market in Chinchero
Market in Chinchero
Coordinates: 13°23′28″S 72°2′52″W / 13.39111°S 72.04778°W / -13.39111; -72.04778Coordinates: 13°23′28″S 72°2′52″W / 13.39111°S 72.04778°W / -13.39111; -72.04778
Country Peru
RegionCusco
ProvinceUrubamba
FoundedSeptember 9, 1905
CapitalChinchero
Government
 • MayorLuis Hector Cusicuna Quispe
Area
 • Total94.57 km2 (36.51 sq mi)
Elevation
3,762 m (12,343 ft)
Population
 (2017)
 • Total10,477
 • Density110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (PET)
UBIGEO081302
Websitemunichinchero.gob.pe

Chinchero District is one of seven districts of the Urubamba Province in Peru.[1] It is the location for the proposed Chinchero International Airport, which would serve travelers to the Cusco Region.[2]

Geography[edit]

One of the highest peaks of the district is Hatun Luychu at approximately 4,400 m (14,400 ft). Other mountains are listed below:[3]

  • Ichhu Kancha
  • Kunka Kunka
  • K'usi Qaqa
  • Pata Kancha
  • Quri Qucha Punta
  • Quri Qucha Qaqa
  • Sinqa
  • Wallata Wachana
  • Wanakawri (Anta-Urubamba)
  • Yuthu Pukyu

Ethnic groups[edit]

The people that live in the district are mainly indigenous citizens of Quechua descent. Quechua is the language which the majority of the population (81.49%) learnt to speak in childhood, 17.95% of the residents started speaking using the Spanish language (2007 Peru Census).[4]

Climate[edit]

Chinchero has a dry-winter subpolar oceanic climate (Köppen climate classification: Cwc), that borders very closely on both a tundra climate (Köppen climate classification: ET), and a cold semi-arid climate (Köppen climate classification: BSk).

Climate data for Chincheros, Peru (1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 16
(61)
16
(61)
16
(61)
17
(63)
16
(61)
16
(61)
16
(61)
16
(61)
17
(63)
18
(64)
17
(63)
17
(63)
16.5
(61.7)
Average low °C (°F) 4
(39)
3
(37)
3
(37)
1
(34)
−2
(28)
−4
(25)
−6
(21)
−4
(25)
−1
(30)
1
(34)
2
(36)
3
(37)
0
(32)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 117
(4.6)
81
(3.2)
72
(2.8)
36
(1.4)
3
(0.1)
3
(0.1)
0
(0)
9
(0.4)
12
(0.5)
24
(0.9)
45
(1.8)
51
(2.0)
453
(17.8)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm) 17 10 13 7 2 2 0 2 4 6 8 9 81
Source: WW[5]

Notable residents[edit]

The anthropologists Ed and Chris Franquemont lived among the Chinchero people during the 1970s, studying traditional textile production techniques. Their daughter Abby Franquemont, having spent her childhood within a spinning culture, later became a revivalist of hand spinning with the spindle.[6]

See also[edit]

References[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. ^ "International Airport of Chinchero - Cusco (AICC) :: Proinversión". www.proyectosapp.pe. Retrieved 19 April 2017.
  3. ^ escale.minedu.gob.pe/ UGEL map Urubamba Province (Cusco Region)
  4. ^ 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)
  5. ^ "Weather Averages and Activities". World Weather Online. Retrieved 15 October 2013.
  6. ^ Abby Franquemont, Respect the Spindle, spin infinite yarns with one amazing tool, Interweave (2009) ISBN 9781596681552

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