Pitumarca District

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Pitumarca

Pitumarka
The lake Siwinaqucha with the mountain Chumpi in the background
The lake Siwinaqucha with the mountain Chumpi in the background
Country Peru
RegionCusco
ProvinceCanchis
FoundedNovember 11, 1907
CapitalPitumarca
Government
 • MayorManuel Jesús Zvietcovich Alvarez
Area
 • Total1,117.54 km2 (431.48 sq mi)
Elevation
3,570 m (11,710 ft)
Population
 • Total8,000
 • Density7.2/km2 (19/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (PET)
UBIGEO080605

Pitumarca District is one of eight districts of the province Canchis in Peru.[1]

Geography[edit]

The Willkanuta mountain range lies in the district. Some of the highest mountains of the district are Chumpi, Chupika, Hatun Uma, Hatun Ñañu Punta, Kuntur Ikiña, Wayruru Punku, Wila Jaqhi, Yana Qaqa and Yayamari. Other mountains are listed below:[2]

The most important rivers are the Ch'illka Mayu and the Yana Mayu, one of its left tributaries, as well as the Chuwa Mayu (Chuamayu). All of them are tributaries of the Willkanuta River.[2]

Siwinaqucha is the largest lake of the district[2] and also one of the largest lakes of Peru.

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 (95.17%) learnt to speak in childhood, 4.77% of the residents started speaking using the Spanish language (2007 Peru Census).[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (in Spanish) Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informática. Banco de Información Distrital Archived 2008-04-23 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved April 11, 2008.
  2. ^ a b c escale.minedu.gob.pe - UGEL maps of the Canchis and Quispicanchi Province (Cusco Region)
  3. ^ inei.gob.pe Archived 2013-01-27 at the Wayback Machine INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007, Frequencias: Preguntas de Población: Idioma o lengua con el que aprendió hablar (in Spanish)

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Coordinates: 13°58′40″S 71°24′57″W / 13.9777°S 71.4158°W / -13.9777; -71.4158