Pilcuyo District

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Pilcuyo
Pilkuyu
District
Pilcuyo
Pilcuyo
Country  Peru
Region Puno
Province El Collao
Founded December 11, 1961
Capital Pilcuyo
Government
 • Mayor Isidro Lupaca Ticona
Area
 • Total 157 km2 (61 sq mi)
Elevation 3,836 m (12,585 ft)
Population (2005 census)
 • Total 16,784
 • Density 110/km2 (280/sq mi)
Time zone PET (UTC-5)
UBIGEO 210503

Pilcuyo District is one of five districts of the province El Collao in Peru.[1]

Ethnic groups[edit]

The people in the district are mainly indigenous citizens of Aymara descent. Aymara is the language which the majority of the population (87.65%) learnt to speak in childhood, 11.72% of the residents started speaking using the Spanish language (2007 Peru Census).[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (in Spanish) Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informática. Banco de Información Distrital. Retrieved April 11, 2008.
  2. ^ inei.gob.pe INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007, Frequencias: Preguntas de Población: Idioma o lengua con el que aprendió hablar (in Spanish)


Coordinates: 16°06′42″S 69°33′23″W / 16.1118°S 69.5563°W / -16.1118; -69.5563