Cusipata District

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Cusipata
Kusipata
District
Country  Peru
Region Cusco
Province Quispicanchi
Founded September 5, 1940
Capital Cusipata
Government
 • Mayor Felipe Cornejo Cusihuaman
Area
 • Total 248.03 km2 (95.76 sq mi)
Elevation 3,310 m (10,860 ft)
Population (2005 census)
 • Total 4,444
 • Density 18/km2 (46/sq mi)
Time zone PET (UTC-5)
UBIGEO 081206

The Cusipata District is one of the twelve districts in the Quispicanchi Province in Peru. Created by Law No. 9164 on September 5, 1940, its capital is the town of Cusipata.

Geography[edit]

The most important river of the district is the Willkanuta which crosses the district from south-east to north-west.[1]

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 (81.67%) learnt to speak in childhood, 18.07% of the residents started speaking using the Spanish language (2007 Peru Census).[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ escale.minedu.gob.pe - UGEL maps of the Quispicanchi Province (Cusco Region)
  2. ^ 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)
  • (Spanish) Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informática. Departamento Cusco. Retrieved on November 1, 2007.

Coordinates: 13°54′13″S 71°30′10″W / 13.9036°S 71.5027°W / -13.9036; -71.5027