Lonya Chico District

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Lonya Chico
District
Country  Peru
Region Amazonas
Province Luya
Founded January 2, 1875
Capital Lonya Chico
Government
 • Mayor Homero Mendoza Reyna
Area
 • Total 83.82 km2 (32.36 sq mi)
Elevation 2,350 m (7,710 ft)
Population (2005 census)
 • Total 1,147
 • Density 14/km2 (35/sq mi)
Time zone PET (UTC-5)
UBIGEO 010508

Lonya Chico is a district of the province of Luya. Lonya Chico offers several attractive places for tourists such as ruins of the Chachapoya culture. Also he emphasizes the big variety of fruits that grows in the zone.

The capital of the district, Lonya Chico, celebrates the day of its patron saint, Saint Lucy, on August 15. Typical local foods include chocho, purtumute, and guinea pig with potatoes among others.

In the north the District of Lonya Chico borders the District of Luya and the District of Luya Viejo, in the east the District of Chachapoyas, in the south the District of Inguilpata and in the west with the District of Conila.


Coordinates: 6°13′59″S 77°55′01″W / 6.23306°S 77.91694°W / -6.23306; -77.91694