Huaccana District

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Country  Peru
Region Apurímac
Province Chincheros
Founded June 12, 1985
Capital Huaccana
 • Mayor Demetrio Najardemetrio Najarro Salazar
 • Total 472.12 km2 (182.29 sq mi)
Elevation 3,075 m (10,089 ft)
Population (2005 census)
 • Total 8,966
 • Density 19/km2 (49/sq mi)
Time zone PET (UTC-5)
UBIGEO 030604

Huaccana District is one of the eight districts of the province Chincheros in Peru.[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 (83.12%) learnt to speak in childhood, 16.39% of the residents started speaking using the Spanish language (2007 Peru Census).[2]


  1. ^ (in Spanish) Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informática. Banco de Información Digital Archived 2008-04-23 at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved April 7, 2008.
  2. ^ Archived 2013-01-27 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°23′15″S 73°41′23″W / 13.38750°S 73.68972°W / -13.38750; -73.68972