Olleros District, Huaraz

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Olleros
District
The Cordillera Blanca with Shaqsha (center) as seen from the southwest
The Cordillera Blanca with Shaqsha (center) as seen from the southwest
Country  Peru
Region Ancash
Province Huaraz
Founded October 16, 1933
Capital Olleros
Government
 • Mayor Sixto Feliciano Blacido León
Area
 • Total 222.91 km2 (86.07 sq mi)
Elevation 3,336 m (10,945 ft)
Population (2005 census)
 • Total 2,761
 • Density 12/km2 (32/sq mi)
Time zone PET (UTC-5)
UBIGEO 020108

Olleros District is one of twelve districts of the province Huaraz in Peru.[1]

Geography[edit]

The Cordillera Blanca traverses the district. Some of the highest peaks of the district 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 (67.54%) learnt to speak in childhood, 32.17% of the residents started speaking using the Spanish language (2007 Peru Census).[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Spanish) Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informática. Banco de Información Distrital. Retrieved April 11, 2008.
  2. ^ escale.minedu.gob.pe - UGEL map of the Huaraz Province (Ancash 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: 9°37′59″S 77°28′59″W / 9.63306°S 77.48306°W / -9.63306; -77.48306