Kishuara District

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Kishuara
Kiswara
District
Country  Peru
Region Apurímac
Province Andahuaylas
Founded January 20, 1944
Capital Kishuara
Government
 • Mayor Ruben Moises Hurtado Vera
Area
 • Total 309.91 km2 (119.66 sq mi)
Elevation 3,665 m (12,024 ft)
Population (2005 census)
 • Total 7,884
 • Density 25/km2 (66/sq mi)
Time zone PET (UTC-5)
UBIGEO 030207

Kishuara (from Kiswara, the Aymara name for Buddleja incana),[1] is one of the nineteen districts of the Andahuaylas Province in Peru.[2]

Geography[edit]

One of the highest peaks of the district is Sallapi at approximately 4,800 m (15,700 ft). Other mountains are listed below:[3]

  • Anka Pata
  • Aqchi Wachana
  • Atuq Wachana
  • Chuntani
  • Hatun P'ukru
  • Kuntur Tiyana
  • Minasniyuq
  • Puka Wanaku
  • Qantu Pata
  • Ramarayuq
  • Rayusqayuq
  • Sami Punta
  • Saqsa Marka
  • Sayaq Rumi
  • Suntur
  • Suyt'u Urqu
  • Tumiri
  • Uqa Pata
  • Wachu Quri
  • Wachwalla
  • Walla P'ukru
  • Wanqan
  • Waywakani
  • Wirunay

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 (94.77%) learnt to speak in childhood, 4.83% of the residents started speaking using the Spanish language (2007 Peru Census).[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yatiqirinaka Aru Pirwa, Lima, 2005 (Aymara-Spanish dictionary)
  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. ^ escale.minedu.gob.pe/ UGEL map Andahuaylas Province (Apurímac Region)
  4. ^ inei.gob.pe Archived 2013-01-27 at the Wayback Machine. INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007, Frequencias: Preguntas de Población


Coordinates: 13°42′S 73°06′W / 13.700°S 73.100°W / -13.700; -73.100