Marangani District

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Marangani
District
Country  Peru
Region Cusco
Province Canchis
Founded August 29, 1834
Capital Marangani
Government
 • Mayor Zenobio Zuñiga Nina
Area
 • Total 432.65 km2 (167.05 sq mi)
Elevation 3,709 m (12,169 ft)
Population (2005 census)
 • Total 12,404
 • Density 29/km2 (74/sq mi)
Time zone PET (UTC-5)
UBIGEO 080604

Marangani District is one of eight districts of the province Canchis in Peru.[1]

Geography[edit]

The La Raya mountain range traverses the district. Some of the highest mountains are listed below:[2]

The most important river of the district is the Willkanuta which crosses the district from southeast to northwest.[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 (80.81%) learnt to speak in childhood, 18.82% of the residents started speaking using the Spanish language (2007 Peru Census).[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Spanish) Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informática. Banco de Información Distrital. Retrieved April 11, 2008.
  2. ^ escale.minedu.gob.pe - UGEL map of the Melgar Province (Puno Region)
  3. ^ escale.minedu.gob.pe - UGEL maps of the Canchis Province (Cusco Region)
  4. ^ inei.gob.pe INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007, Frequencias: Preguntas de Población: Idioma o lengua con el que aprendió hablar (in Spanish)


Coordinates: 14°21′12″S 71°10′17″W / 14.3533°S 71.1713°W / -14.3533; -71.1713