Locroja District

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Locroja
District
Country  Peru
Region Huancavelica
Province Churcampa
Founded January 21, 1875
Capital Locroja
Government
 • Mayor German Quispe Yangali
Area
 • Total 76.76 km2 (29.64 sq mi)
Elevation 3,379 m (11,086 ft)
Population (2005 census)
 • Total 4,930
 • Density 64/km2 (170/sq mi)
Time zone UTC-5 (PET)
UBIGEO 090506

Locroja District is one of ten districts of the Churcampa Province in Peru.[1]

Geography[edit]

One of the highest peaks of the district is Hatun Q'asa at approximately 4,400 m (14,400 ft). Other mountains 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 (85.31%) learnt to speak in childhood, 14.57% of the residents started speaking using the Spanish language (2007 Peru Census).[3]

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 Churcampa Province (Huancavelica 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: 12°44′25″S 74°26′30″W / 12.7403°S 74.4417°W / -12.7403; -74.4417