Coyllurqui District

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Coyllurqui
District
Country  Peru
Region Apurímac
Province Cotabambas
Founded November 19, 1942
Capital Coyllurqui
Government
 • Mayor Walter Bocangel Gamarra
Area
 • Total 418.95 km2 (161.76 sq mi)
Elevation 3,165 m (10,384 ft)
Population (2005 census)
 • Total 7,909
 • Density 19/km2 (49/sq mi)
Time zone PET (UTC-5)
UBIGEO 030503

Coyllurqui District is one of the six districts of the Cotabambas Province in Peru.[1]

Geography[edit]

One of the highest peaks of the district is Chunta at approximately 4,600 m (15,100 ft). Other mountains are listed below:[2]

  • Ch'uwaña
  • Hatun Sura
  • Kimsa Quchayuq
  • Luntu Marka
  • Llaqtawi
  • Pachakutiq
  • Pichaqani
  • Pillina
  • Puka Q'asa
  • Pukar
  • Qantuyuq
  • Q'asa Uqhu
  • Q'illu Q'illu
  • Q'iswa Chakana
  • Runa Runayuq
  • Silla Q'asa
  • Willulluni

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 (88.25%) learnt to speak in childhood, 11.29% of the residents started speaking using the Spanish language (2007 Peru Census).[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (in Spanish) Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informática. Banco de Información Digital Archived April 23, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved April 7, 2008.
  2. ^ escale.minedu.gob.pe/ UGEL map Cotabambas Province (Apurímac Region)
  3. ^ inei.gob.pe Archived January 27, 2013, at the Wayback Machine. INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007, Frequencias: Preguntas de Población


Coordinates: 13°50′13″S 72°25′52″W / 13.83694°S 72.43111°W / -13.83694; -72.43111