Chincheros District

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Country  Peru
Region Apurímac
Province Chincheros
Capital Chincheros
 • Mayor Pascual Huamanñahui Alegria
 • Total 132.4 km2 (51.1 sq mi)
Elevation 2,772 m (9,094 ft)
Population (2005 census)
 • Total 5,005
 • Density 38/km2 (98/sq mi)
Time zone PET (UTC-5)
UBIGEO 030601

Chincheros is the Capital of the Province Chincheros. Chincheros District is one of the eight districts of the province Chincheros in Peru.[1]

Ethnic groups[edit]

The people in Chincheros are mainly indigenous citizens of Quechua descent. Quechua is the language which the majority of the population (62.72%) learnt to speak in childhood, 36.79% of the residents started speaking using the Spanish language (2007 Peru Census).[2]


  1. ^ (Spanish) Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informática. Banco de Información Digital Archived April 23, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved April 7, 2008.
  2. ^ 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°30′47″S 73°42′47″W / 13.51306°S 73.71306°W / -13.51306; -73.71306