Pomacocha District, Andahuaylas

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Pomacocha
Pumaqucha
District
Country  Peru
Region Apurímac
Province Andahuaylas
Founded August 21, 1963
Capital Pomacocha
Government
 • Mayor Abelardo Ccaccya Ccopa
Area
 • Total 129.19 km2 (49.88 sq mi)
Elevation 3,643 m (11,952 ft)
Population (2005 census)
 • Total 1,128
 • Density 8.7/km2 (23/sq mi)
Time zone PET (UTC-5)
UBIGEO 030211

Pomacocha District is one of the nineteen districts of the Andahuaylas Province in Peru.[1]

Geography[edit]

One of the highest peaks of the district is Chhurku Rumi at approximately 4,400 m (14,400 ft). Other mountains are listed below:[2]

  • Awkimarka
  • Ch'aki Qucha Pata
  • Jichu Q'awa
  • Illa Pata
  • Karpa Q'asa
  • Wamani
  • Wamanniyuq
  • Willkawani
  • Wit'u
  • Yana Pata
  • Yuraq Q'asa

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 (86.62%) learnt to speak in childhood, 12.83% of the residents started speaking using the Spanish language (2007 Peru Census).[3]

Archaeology[edit]

The archaeological site of Awkimarka contains ruins of the Chanka period.

References[edit]

  1. ^ (in Spanish) Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informática. Banco de Información Digital. Retrieved April 4, 2008.
  2. ^ escale.minedu.gob.pe/ UGEL map Andahuaylas Province (Apurímac Region)
  3. ^ inei.gob.pe INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007, Frequencias: Preguntas de Población


Coordinates: 14°05′02″S 73°35′20″W / 14.08389°S 73.58889°W / -14.08389; -73.58889