Ocros District, Huamanga

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Ocros
District
Country  Peru
Region Ayacucho
Province Huamanga
Founded July 15, 1936
Capital Ocros
Government
 • Mayor Angel Hector Gutierrez De La Cruz
Area
 • Total 194.67 km2 (75.16 sq mi)
Elevation 3,125 m (10,253 ft)
Population (2005 census)
 • Total 5,853
 • Density 30/km2 (78/sq mi)
Time zone PET (UTC-5)
UBIGEO 050106

Ocros District is one of fifteen districts of the province Huamanga in Peru.[1]

Geography[edit]

One of the highest mountains of the district is Hatun Rumi at approximately 4,200 m (13,800 ft). Other mountains are listed below:[2]

  • Challwa Q'asa
  • Hatun Tarayuq
  • Qiwlla Pata
  • Urqu Punta

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 (81.69%) learnt to speak in childhood, 17.74% of the residents started speaking using the Spanish language (2007 Peru Census).[3]

References[edit]

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


Coordinates: 13°23′30″S 73°55′05″W / 13.3916°S 73.9180°W / -13.3916; -73.9180