Nicasio District

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Country  Peru
Region Puno
Province Lampa
Founded May 2, 1854
Capital Nicasio
 • Mayor Wilfredo Salas Olgado
 • Total 134.35 km2 (51.87 sq mi)
Elevation 3,850 m (12,630 ft)
Population (2005 census)
 • Total 2,864
 • Density 21/km2 (55/sq mi)
Time zone PET (UTC-5)
UBIGEO 210704

Nicasio District is one of ten districts of the province Lampa in Peru.[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 (76.44%) learnt to speak in childhood, 23.07% of the residents started speaking using the Spanish language (2007 Peru Census).[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ (Spanish) Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informática. Banco de Información Distrital. Retrieved April 11, 2008.
  2. ^ INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007, Frequencias: Preguntas de Población: Idioma o lengua con el que aprendió hablar (in Spanish)

Coordinates: 15°14′31″S 70°15′54″W / 15.24194°S 70.26500°W / -15.24194; -70.26500