Omacha District

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Omacha

Umacha
Country Peru
RegionCusco
ProvinceParuro
FoundedJanuary 2, 1857
CapitalOmacha
Government
 • MayorAlex Taylor Arias Ampa
Area
 • Total436.21 km2 (168.42 sq mi)
Elevation
3,874 m (12,710 ft)
Population
 • Total6,496
 • Density15/km2 (39/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (PET)
UBIGEO081006

Omacha District is one of nine districts of the province Paruro in Peru.[1]

Geography[edit]

One of the highest peaks of the district is Wayllayuq at approximately 4,600 m (15,100 ft). Other mountains are listed below:[2]

  • Anta Pata
  • Ch'iyar Jaqhi
  • Kancha Q'asa
  • Kimsa Chata
  • Kunturi
  • Pilluni
  • Puyka
  • P'unqu Q'asa
  • Qiwiña
  • Qullpa
  • Qullu Ruphasqa
  • Saywa
  • Suyt'u
  • Uma Qucha
  • Wallata
  • Wik'uña

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 (94.70%) learnt to speak in childhood, 5.13% of the residents started speaking using the Spanish language (2007 Peru Census).[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ‹See Tfd›(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 Paruro 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)


Coordinates: 14°04′10″S 71°45′19″W / 14.0695°S 71.7552°W / -14.0695; -71.7552