Lares District

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A lake at the Lares trek
A lake at the Lares trek
Country  Peru
Region Cusco
Province Calca
Capital Lares
 • Mayor Cirilo Huamanquispe Huancahuire
 • Total 527.26 km2 (203.58 sq mi)
Elevation 3,150 m (10,330 ft)
Population (2005 census)
 • Total 6,251
 • Density 12/km2 (31/sq mi)
Time zone PET (UTC-5)
UBIGEO 080404

Lares District is one of eight districts of the province Calca in Peru.[1]


The Urupampa mountain range traverses the district. One of the highest peaks of the district is Sawasiray at 5,818 m (19,088 ft). Other mountains are listed below:[2]

  • Rit'ipata
  • Sallqayuq
  • Saywayuq
  • Siriwani
  • Surayuq
  • Tawa Urqu
  • T'uturayuq
  • Yana Chukchu
  • Yanaqucha
  • Yana Urqu

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 (94.91%) learnt to speak in childhood, 4.77% of the residents started speaking using the Spanish language (2007 Peru Census).[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ (Spanish) Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informática. Banco de Información Distrital Archived 2008-04-23 at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved April 11, 2008.
  2. ^ - UGEL map of the Calca Province (Cusco Region)
  3. ^ Archived 2013-01-27 at the Wayback Machine. INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007, Frequencias: Preguntas de Población

Coordinates: 13°06′14″S 72°02′41″W / 13.1040°S 72.0448°W / -13.1040; -72.0448