Marcapata District

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Country  Peru
Region Cusco
Province Quispicanchi
Founded January 20, 1869
Capital Marcapata
 • Mayor Francisco Herencia Chusi
 • Total 1,687.91 km2 (651.71 sq mi)
Elevation 3,150 m (10,330 ft)
Population (2005 census)
 • Total 5,141
 • Density 3.0/km2 (7.9/sq mi)
Time zone PET (UTC-5)
UBIGEO 081209

The Marcapata District is one of the twelve districts in the Quispicanchi Province in Peru. Created on January 20, 1869, its capital is Marcapata.


The Willkanuta mountain range traverses the province. Some of the highest peaks of the district are Chumpi, Hatun Ñañu Punta, Wila Jaqhi and Yayamari. Other mountains are listed below:[1]

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 (87.29%) learnt to speak in childhood, 12.33% of the residents started speaking using the Spanish language (2007 Peru Census).[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ - UGEL map of the Quispicanchi Province (Cusco Region)
  2. ^ INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007, Frequencias: Preguntas de Población: Idioma o lengua con el que aprendió hablar (in Spanish)
  • (Spanish) Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informática. Departamento Cusco. Retrieved on November 2, 2007.

Coordinates: 13°35′23″S 70°58′35″W / 13.5897°S 70.9764°W / -13.5897; -70.9764