Choropampa District

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Country  Peru
Region Cajamarca
Province Chota
Founded December 12, 1991
Capital Choropampa
 • Mayor Artemio Uriarte Vasquez
 • Total 171.59 km2 (66.25 sq mi)
Elevation 2,850 m (9,350 ft)
Population (2005 census)
 • Total 3,480
 • Density 20/km2 (53/sq mi)
Time zone PET (UTC-5)
UBIGEO 060406
Website[permanent dead link]

Choropampa District is one of nineteen districts of the Chota Province, Peru.[1] 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.[2]


  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 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. 

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Coordinates: 7°17′14″S 78°34′27″W / 7.2871°S 78.5743°W / -7.2871; -78.5743