Marcapata District

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Marcapata
Markapata
District
Country  Peru
Region Cusco
Province Quispicanchi
Founded January 20, 1869
Capital Marcapata
Government
 • Mayor Francisco Herencia Chusi
Area
 • 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.

Geography[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ escale.minedu.gob.pe - UGEL map of the Quispicanchi Province (Cusco Region)
  2. ^ 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)
  • (in 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