|Founded||December 12, 1991|
|• Mayor||Artemio Uriarte Vasquez|
|• Total||171.59 km2 (66.25 sq mi)|
|Elevation||2,850 m (9,350 ft)|
|Population (2005 census)|
|• Density||20/km2 (53/sq mi)|
|Time zone||PET (UTC-5)|
|Website||munichoropampa.gob.pe[permanent dead link]|
Choropampa District is one of nineteen districts of the Chota Province, Peru. It is located in the Northern Peruvian highlands and renowned for its gold reserves, with South Americas largest goldmine operations.
An elemental mercury spill occurred in June 2000 along a road that passed through the three villages Choropampa, Magdalena and San Juan from a truck contracted by Yanacocha mining; the Compliance/Advisor Ombudsman (CAO) of the International Finance Corporation /Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency investigated, as descrfibed in the 2006 exit report.
- (in Spanish) Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informática. Banco de Información Distrital Archived April 23, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved April 11, 2008.
- International Finance Corporation/ Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (February 2006). "Exit Report Regarding two complaints filed with the CAO in relation to Minera Yanacocha Cajamarca, Peru" (PDF). International Finance Corporation/ Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency. p. 8. Retrieved 5 May 2016.
- "Peasants in Peru near showdown on mercury spill", Miami Herald, 5 March 2005.
- "The Curse of Inca Gold", Frontline/World, 30 min video and text, October 2005
- 'The Curse of Inca Gold': Mining Peru's Wealth, NPR's Day to Day, October 25, 2005
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