Ocoruro District

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Country  Peru
Region Cusco
Province Espinar
Founded January 2, 1857
Capital Ocoruro
 • Mayor Adolfo Alfredo Huarza Minauro
 • Total 353.15 km2 (136.35 sq mi)
Elevation 4,093 m (13,428 ft)
Population (2005 census)
 • Total 1,588
 • Density 4.5/km2 (12/sq mi)
Time zone PET (UTC-5)
UBIGEO 080804

Ocoruro (Hispanicized spelling) or Uqururu (Aymara and Quechua for Mimulus glabratus)[1][2] is one of eight districts of the Espinar Province in Peru.[3]


Some of the highest mountains of the district are listed below:[4][5]

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 (80.95%) learnt to speak in childhood, 18.73% of the residents started speaking using the Spanish language (2007 Peru Census).[6]


  1. ^ Guillermo Cutipa Añamuro, Chacra qarpaña: Regando la chacra, IECTA, Iquique - Chile 2005, p. 26
  2. ^ Christine Franquemont, Timothy Plowman, Edward Franquemont, Steven R. King, Christine Niezgoda, Wade Davis, Calvin R. Sperling (1990), The Ethnobotany of Chinchero, an Andean Community in Southern Peru. Fieldiana Botany, New Series No. 24, 1-126.
  3. ^ (Spanish) Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informática. Banco de Información Distrital. Retrieved April 11, 2008.
  4. ^ escale.minedu.gob.pe - UGEL map of the Espinar Province (Cusco Region)
  5. ^ Peru 1:100,000, Condoroma 2640, Map prepared and published by the Defense Mapping Agency, Hydrographic/Topographic Center, Bethesda, MD
  6. ^ inei.gob.pe INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007, Frequencias: Preguntas de Población: Idioma o lengua con el que aprendió hablar (in Spanish)