Quiquijana District

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Quiquijana
District
Country  Peru
Region Cusco
Province Quispicanchi
Capital Quiquijana
Government
 • Mayor Lucio Ttito Huaraccone
Area
 • Total 360.90 km2 (139.34 sq mi)
Elevation 3,210 m (10,530 ft)
Population (2005 census)
 • Total 10,224
 • Density 28/km2 (73/sq mi)
Time zone PET (UTC-5)
UBIGEO 081212

The Quiquijana District is one of the twelve districts in the Quispicanchi Province in Peru. Its capital is the town of Quiquijana.

Geography[edit]

The most important river of the district is the Willkanuta which crosses the district from south-east to north-west.[1]

One of the highest peaks of the district is Yana Urqu at 4,644 m (15,236 ft). Other mountains are listed below:[2]

  • Inka Kancha
  • Inti Watana
  • Khuchiyuq
  • Pukara
  • Puma Urqu
  • Quri
  • Qhispi Urqu
  • Q'asa Wasi
  • Ruq'a Urqu
  • Tinki Muqu
  • Uchu Q'asa
  • Waman Marka
  • Wankar Phuku

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 (88.42%) learnt to speak in childhood, 11.25% of the residents started speaking using the Spanish language (2007 Peru Census).[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ escale.minedu.gob.pe - UGEL maps of the Quispicanchi Province (Cusco Region)
  2. ^ escale.minedu.gob.pe/ UGEL map Acomayo Province (Cusco Region)
  3. ^ inei.gob.pe Archived January 27, 2013, at the Wayback Machine. INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007, Frequencias: Preguntas de Población: Idioma o lengua con el que aprendió hablar (in Spanish)
  • (in Spanish) Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informática. Departamento Cusco. Retrieved on November 2, 2007.


Coordinates: 13°49′19″S 71°32′30″W / 13.8220°S 71.5416°W / -13.8220; -71.5416