Huacullani District

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Huacullani
District
Country  Peru
Region Puno
Province Chucuito
Capital Huacullani
Government
 • Mayor Braulio Morales Choquecahua
Area
 • Total 705.28 km2 (272.31 sq mi)
Elevation 3,937 m (12,917 ft)
Population (2007 census)
 • Total 14,906
 • Density 21/km2 (55/sq mi)
Time zone PET (UTC-5)
UBIGEO 210403

Huacullani District is one of seven districts of the Chucuito Province in the Puno Region in southern Peru.[1]

Geography[edit]

One of the highest elevations of the district is Wila Purakani at approximately 4,800 m (15,700 ft). Other mountains are listed below:[2]

  • Altarani
  • Chachakumani
  • Ch'iyar Jaqhi
  • Ch'uwaña
  • Jach'a Nasa
  • Jach'a Uma Chuqu
  • Kimsa Chuta
  • Kuntur Ikiña
  • Laram Jaqhi
  • Laramani
  • Mamaniri
  • Marqu Nasani
  • Nasa Parqu
  • Payrumani
  • Pä Sirka
  • Pukara
  • Saywani Sirka
  • Tanka Qullu
  • Uma Chuqu
  • Waka P'iqi
  • Wanq'uni
  • Wila Purakani
  • Wila Qullu
  • Wiluyu


Ethnic groups[edit]

The people in the district are mainly indigenous citizens of Aymara descent. Aymara is the language which the majority of the population (92.62%) learnt to speak in childhood, 6.60% of the residents started speaking using the Spanish language (2007 Peru Census).[3]

Authorities[edit]

Mayors[edit]

  • 2011-2014: Braulio Morales Choquecahua.
  • 2007-2010: Jaime Musaja Chipana.

References[edit]

  1. ^ (in Spanish) Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informática. Banco de Información Distrital Archived 2008-04-23 at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved April 11, 2008.
  2. ^ escale.minedu.gob.pe - UGEL maps of the Chucuito Province, Puno Region
  3. ^ inei.gob.pe 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)

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Coordinates: 16°37′50″S 69°36′01″W / 16.6305°S 69.6002°W / -16.6305; -69.6002