Colquepata District

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Colquepata
Qullqi Pata
District
Country  Peru
Region Cusco
Province Paucartambo
Founded January 2, 1857
Capital Colquepata
Government
 • Mayor Hilario Hancco Flores
Area
 • Total 467.68 km2 (180.57 sq mi)
Elevation 3,679 m (12,070 ft)
Population (2005 census)
 • Total 10,086
 • Density 22/km2 (56/sq mi)
Time zone PET (UTC-5)
UBIGEO 081104

The Colquepata District is one of six districts of the province Paucartambo in Peru.[1]


Geography[edit]

One of the highest peaks of the district is Luychu Urqu at 4,430 m (14,530 ft). Other mountains are listed below:[2]

  • Chillawa
  • Chupa Kancha
  • Chuqllu Urqu
  • Hatun Paqu Urqu
  • Hatun Urqu
  • Hatun Wayllarani
  • Ichhuyuq
  • Kuntur Sinqa
  • Kusa Rumiyuq
  • Llama Kunka
  • Misa Rumiyuq
  • Pata Kancha
  • Pikchu
  • Qullpa Qhata
  • Qullpa Q'asa
  • Qullqi Urquna
  • Qullqiri
  • Quncha Pallana
  • Q'illu Unuyuq
  • Raqch'i Raqch'iyuq
  • Rumi Q'asa
  • Runku Tawqa
  • Suni Urqu
  • Suysuwa
  • Taruka Marka
  • Waka Kancha
  • Wankarani
  • Waqutu
  • Waqutuyuq

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 (97.87%) learnt to speak in childhood, 1.74 % of the residents started speaking using the Spanish language (2007 Peru Census).[3]

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. ^ escale.minedu.gob.pe/ UGEL map Paucartambo Province (Cusco Region)
  3. ^ 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)


Coordinates: 13°22′34″S 71°40′54″W / 13.3761°S 71.6816°W / -13.3761; -71.6816