Ollantaytambo District

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Ollantaytambo
Ullantaytampu
Ruins of granaries on the hillside over Ollantaytambo.
Ruins of granaries on the hillside over Ollantaytambo.
Country Peru
RegionCusco
ProvinceUrubamba
FoundedJanuary 2, 1857
CapitalOllantaytambo
Government
 • MayorWilfredo Baca Sequeiros
Area
 • Total640.25 km2 (247.20 sq mi)
Elevation
2,846 m (9,337 ft)
Population
 • Total9,828
 • Density15/km2 (40/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (PET)
UBIGEO081306
Websitemuniollantaytambo.gob.pe

Ollantaytambo District is one of seven districts of the province Urubamba in Peru.[1]

Geography[edit]

The Urupampa and Willkapampa mountain ranges traverse the district. The highest peak of the district is Sallqantay at 6,271 metres (20,574 ft). Other mountains are listed below:[2]

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 (58.55%) learnt to speak in childhood, 38.74% of the residents started speaking using the Spanish language (2007 Peru Census).[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (in Spanish) Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informática. Banco de Información Distrital Archived 2008-04-23 at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved April 11, 2008.
  2. ^ escale.minedu.gob.pe - UGEL map of the Anta Province (Cusco Region)
  3. ^ 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)

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Coordinates: 13°15′27″S 72°15′47″W / 13.2574°S 72.2631°W / -13.2574; -72.2631