Macusani District

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Allin Qhapaq, Macusani District
Allin Qhapaq, Macusani District
Country  Peru
Region Puno
Province Carabaya
Capital Macusani
 • Mayor Nancy Rossel Angles
 • Total 1,029.56 km2 (397.52 sq mi)
Elevation 4,315 m (14,157 ft)
Population (2005 census)
 • Total 10,950
 • Density 11/km2 (28/sq mi)
Time zone PET (UTC-5)
UBIGEO 210301

Macusani District is one of ten districts of the Carabaya Province in Peru.[1] Its seat is Macusani.


The Kallawaya mountain range lies northeast of Macusani. The highest peak of the district is Allin Qhapaq at 5,805 m (19,045 ft). Other mountains are listed below:[2][3]

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 (70.66%) learnt to speak in childhood, 28.51% of the residents started speaking using the Spanish language (2007 Peru Census).[4]

See also[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. ^ UGEL map Crucero District 2 (Puno Region)
  3. ^ - UGEL maps of the Carabaya Province, Puno Region
  4. ^ 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: 14°04′07″S 70°25′53″W / 14.06861°S 70.43139°W / -14.06861; -70.43139