Coya District

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Coya
District
The Willkanuta valley in the Coya District (background) as seen from Taray
The Willkanuta valley in the Coya District (background) as seen from Taray
Country  Peru
Region Cusco
Province Calca
Founded September 11, 1951
Capital Coya
Government
 • Mayor Lizardo Emilio Palomino Ricalde
Area
 • Total 71.43 km2 (27.58 sq mi)
Elevation 2,951 m (9,682 ft)
Population (2005 census)
 • Total 3,698
 • Density 52/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zone PET (UTC-5)
UBIGEO 080402

Coya District is one of eight districts of the Calca Province in the Cusco Region of Peru.[1]

Geography[edit]

Some of the highest mountains of the district are listed below:[2]

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 (79.19%) learnt to speak in childhood, 20.66% of the residents started speaking using the Spanish language (2007 Peru Census).[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (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 of the Calca Province and the Cusco Province (Cusco Region)
  3. ^ inei.gob.pe Archived January 27, 2013, at the Wayback Machine. INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007, Frequencias: Preguntas de Población


Coordinates: 13°23′15″S 71°54′00″W / 13.3875°S 71.8999°W / -13.3875; -71.8999