Huaynacotas District

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Huaynacotas
Country Peru
RegionArequipa
ProvinceLa Unión
CapitalTaurisma
Government
 • MayorEulogio Rodriguez Gonzales
Area
 • Total932.64 km2 (360.09 sq mi)
Elevation
2,590 m (8,500 ft)
Population
 • Total2,778
 • Density3.0/km2 (7.7/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (PET)
UBIGEO040804

Huaynacotas District is one of eleven districts of the province La Unión in Peru.[1]

Geography[edit]

The Wansu mountain range traverses the province. Some of the highest peaks of the province are listed below:[2]

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 (71.98%) learnt to speak in childhood, 27.11% of the residents started speaking using the Spanish language (2007 Peru Census).[3]

See also[edit]

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 map of the La Unión Province (Arequipa 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)


Coordinates: 15°10′27″S 72°50′59″W / 15.1743°S 72.8496°W / -15.1743; -72.8496