Palca District, Lampa

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Palca
P'allqa
District
Country  Peru
Region Puno
Province Lampa
Founded October 25, 1901
Capital Palca
Government
 • Mayor Andres Vilca Mamani
Area
 • Total 483.96 km2 (186.86 sq mi)
Elevation 4,020 m (13,190 ft)
Population (2005 census)
 • Total 2,105
 • Density 4.3/km2 (11/sq mi)
Time zone PET (UTC-5)
UBIGEO 210706

Palca District is one of ten districts of the province Lampa in Peru.[1]

Geography[edit]

Some of the highest mountains 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 (82.61%) learnt to speak in childhood, 16.83% 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 map of the Lampa Province (Puno 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: 15°19′20″S 70°36′18″W / 15.32222°S 70.60500°W / -15.32222; -70.60500