Huancaray District

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Square of Huancaray
Square of Huancaray
Country  Peru
Region Apurímac
Province Andahuaylas
Capital Huancaray
 • Mayor Macedonio Martin Mallcco Matute
 • Total 112.2 km2 (43.3 sq mi)
Elevation 2,902 m (9,521 ft)
Population (2005 census)
 • Total 4,775
 • Density 43/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zone PET (UTC-5)
UBIGEO 030205

Huancaray (from Quechua Wankaray,[1] meaning "to gobble") is one of the nineteen districts of the Andahuaylas Province in Peru.[2]


One of the highest peaks of the district is Wamanripa at approximately 4,200 m (13,800 ft). Other mountains are listed below:[3]

  • Aqu Urqu
  • Arpa Kancha
  • Chipaw
  • Chiri Yaku
  • Ch'iqchi
  • Hatun Wasi
  • Qillqa
  • Waman Tiyana
  • Wamp'u

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 (89.23%) learnt to speak in childhood, 10.23% of the residents started speaking using the Spanish language (2007 Peru Census).[4]


  1. ^ Asociación Paz y Esperanza, Delfín Farfán Villa, Roberto Farfán Villa, Willaykusqayki, Ministry of Education, Lima, Peru, 2014
  2. ^ (in Spanish) Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informática. Banco de Información Digital Archived 2008-04-23 at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved April 4, 2008.
  3. ^ UGEL map Andahuaylas Province (Apurímac Region)
  4. ^ Archived 2013-01-27 at the Wayback Machine. INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007, Frequencias: Preguntas de Población

Coordinates: 13°46′15″S 73°32′12″W / 13.77083°S 73.53667°W / -13.77083; -73.53667