Pampamarca District, La Unión

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Pampamarca
Pampa Marka
District
Pampamarka District (in the background) as seen from Cotahuasi
Pampamarka District (in the background) as seen from Cotahuasi
Country  Peru
Region Arequipa
Province La Unión
Capital Mungui
Government
 • Mayor Lelis Enrique Ludeña Blas
Area
 • Total 782.17 km2 (302.00 sq mi)
Elevation 2,600 m (8,500 ft)
Population (2005 census)
 • Total 1,831
 • Density 2.3/km2 (6.1/sq mi)
Time zone PET (UTC-5)
UBIGEO 040805

Pampamarca District is one of eleven districts of the La Unión Province in Peru.[1]

Geography[edit]

One of the highest peaks of the district is Lunq'u at 5,224 m (17,139 ft). Other mountains are listed below:[2]

  • Anta P'unqu
  • Aqu
  • Ichhu Pata
  • Illayuq
  • Kimsa Qaqa
  • Kunturillu
  • Mach'ay P'unqu
  • Pari Pari
  • Paxsi
  • Pilluni
  • Qarwa K'uchu
  • Qulluta
  • Runtuyuq
  • Sura Pata
  • Tarujani
  • T'uru Mach'ay
  • Waman Allqa
  • Wansu
  • Waqutu
  • Waylla Marka
  • Waylla Sura
  • Wilachiri
  • Yana Qaqa
  • Yana Sura

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 (80.11%) learnt to speak in childhood, 19.37% 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 La UniónProvince (Arequipa 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°10′59″S 72°54′21″W / 15.1831°S 72.9058°W / -15.1831; -72.9058