Pallpata District

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Pallpata
District
Country  Peru
Region Cusco
Province Espinar
Founded November 17, 1917
Capital Hector Tejeda
Government
 • Mayor Melecio Saico Ccolque
Area
 • Total 815.56 km2 (314.89 sq mi)
Elevation 3,980 m (13,060 ft)
Population (2005 census)
 • Total 6,367
 • Density 7.8/km2 (20/sq mi)
Time zone PET (UTC-5)
UBIGEO 080805

Pallpata District is one of eight districts of the Espinar Province in Peru.[1]

Geography[edit]

One of the highest peaks of the district is Aqhuyani at approximately 4,800 m (15,700 ft). Other mountains are listed below:[2]

  • Chuqichampi
  • Ch'iwani
  • Ch'iyara
  • Ch'uxña Q'awa
  • Ch'iyar Jaqhi
  • Hatun Kunka
  • Inka Pirqa
  • Jayuni
  • Llulluch'ani
  • Kuntur Pukyu
  • Kuntur Sayana
  • Pampa Quta
  • Pichaqani
  • Pinkilluni
  • Pirwa Pirwa
  • Pukara
  • Qillqa
  • Qaqa Urqu
  • Q'ara Sirk'a Urqu
  • Saywa Sirk'a
  • Saywani
  • Taruka Marka
  • Tarukayuq
  • Wanakuyuq
  • Waña Quta
  • Waylla Pata
  • Wayllani
  • Yana Urqu
  • Yaritani

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 (69.76%) learnt to speak in childhood, 29.94% 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 Espinar Province (Cusco 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: 14°53′35″S 71°12′38″W / 14.8931°S 71.2106°W / -14.8931; -71.2106