Olleros District, Huaraz

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Olleros
The Cordillera Blanca with Shaqsha (center) as seen from the southwest
The Cordillera Blanca with Shaqsha (center) as seen from the southwest
Country Peru
RegionAncash
ProvinceHuaraz
FoundedOctober 16, 1933
CapitalOlleros
Government
 • MayorSixto Feliciano Blacido León
Area
 • Total222.91 km2 (86.07 sq mi)
Elevation
3,336 m (10,945 ft)
Population
 • Total2,761
 • Density12/km2 (32/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (PET)
UBIGEO020108

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. ^ (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 Huaraz Province (Ancash 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)


Coordinates: 9°37′59″S 77°28′59″W / 9.63306°S 77.48306°W / -9.63306; -77.48306