Pamparomas District

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Location of Pamparomas in the Huaylas province
Location of Pamparomas in the Huaylas province
Country  Peru
Region Ancash
Province Huaylas
Founded January 2, 1857
Capital Pamparomas
Subdivisions 43 hamlets
 • Mayor Adrián Palmadera Milla (2012)
 • Total 496.35 km2 (191.64 sq mi)
Elevation 2,862 m (9,390 ft)
Population (2002 est.)
 • Total 9,484
 • Density 19/km2 (49/sq mi)
Time zone PET (UTC-5)
UBIGEO 021206

The Pamparomas District is one of 10 districts in the Huaylas Province in the Ancash Region of Peru. The capital of the district is the village of Pamparomas.[1]


The district was founded on January 2, 1857.


The district is located in the south-western part of the province at an elevation of 2,862m in the black mountains (Spanish: Cordillera Negra). The provinces capital Caraz is located at a distance of 80 km. The nearest large city is the city of Chimbote, located on the pacific coast at a distance of 140 km from Pamparomas.

Political division[edit]

The district is divided into 43 hamlets (Spanish: caseríos, singular: caserío):


Pamparomas Valley[edit]

  • Racratumanca
  • Karka
  • Pampap
  • Llacta
  • Marco
  • Perkirka
  • Puquio
  • San Juanito
  • Chorrillos
  • Pueblo Pamparomas
  • Queropuquio
  • Carash
  • Ullpan
  • Achauas

Chaclancayo Valley[edit]

  • Cajabamba Alta
  • Cajabamba Baja
  • Putaca
  • Chaclancayo
  • Punin
  • Marmay
  • Cullashcunca
  • Huaracpampa
  • Chunya Ruri
  • Santa rosa de Coto
  • Santa Rosa de Catedral
  • Chunya
  • Pías

Pisha Valley[edit]

  • Nununga
  • Ocshapampa
  • Antaraca
  • Pucará
  • Pisha
  • Quicacayan
  • Carampa
  • Pampacancha
  • Huarac-huran
  • Pichiu
  • Carap
  • Huáscar
  • Carachuco
  • Capan
  • Huanchuy
  • Cajay

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 (81.62%) learnt to speak in childhood, 18.19% of the residents started speaking using the Spanish language (2007 Peru Census).[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ (Spanish) Official website of the Pamparomas District
  2. ^ INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007, Frequencias: Preguntas de Población: Idioma o lengua con el que aprendió hablar (in Spanish)

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 9°04′12″S 77°58′48″W / 9.07000°S 77.98000°W / -9.07000; -77.98000