Quiquijana District

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Country  Peru
Region Cusco
Province Quispicanchi
Capital Quiquijana
 • Mayor Lucio Ttito Huaraccone
 • 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.


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]


  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