Colcabamba District, Tayacaja

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Qullqa Pampa
Campo Armiño, Colcabamba District
Campo Armiño, Colcabamba District
Coat of arms of Colcabamba
Coat of arms
Location of Colcabamba in the Tayacaja province
Location of Colcabamba in the Tayacaja province
Coordinates: 12°24.5′S 74°40.6′W / 12.4083°S 74.6767°W / -12.4083; -74.6767Coordinates: 12°24.5′S 74°40.6′W / 12.4083°S 74.6767°W / -12.4083; -74.6767
Country  Peru
Region Huancavelica
Province Tayacaja
Capital Colcabamba
 • Mayor Augusto Maravi Romani
 • Total 598.12 km2 (230.94 sq mi)
Elevation 2,979 m (9,774 ft)
Population (2005 census)
 • Total 21,593
 • Density 36/km2 (94/sq mi)
Time zone PET (UTC-5)
UBIGEO 090705

Colcabamba (from Quechua: Qullqa Pampa, meaning "deposit plain") is one of sixteen districts of the Tayacaja Province in Peru.[1]


One of the highest peaks of the district is Atuq Punta at approximately 4,400 m (14,400 ft). Other mountains are listed below:[2]

  • Arpayuq
  • Ch'uñuna Mach'ay
  • Kimsa Chumpi
  • Minas Qucha
  • Pakay Raqra
  • Panti
  • Parya Qaqa
  • Pawkaray
  • Qillwa Qucha
  • Q'illu Qucha
  • Tayanku
  • Wanu Pata
  • Waylla
  • Wiska

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 (76.32%) learnt to speak in childhood, 23.21% of the residents started speaking using the Spanish language (2007 Peru Census).[3]


  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 Tayacaja Province (Apurímac Region) 2017
  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)