Ranracancha District

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Ranracancha
Ranra Kancha
District
Country  Peru
Region Apurímac
Province Chincheros
Founded October 29, 1993
Capital Ranracancha
Area
 • Total 44.52 km2 (17.19 sq mi)
Elevation 3,400 m (11,200 ft)
Population (2005 census)
 • Total 5,588
 • Density 130/km2 (330/sq mi)
Time zone PET (UTC-5)
UBIGEO 030608

Ranracancha (hispanicized spelling of Quechua Ranra Kancha, ranra, stony; stony ground, kancha corral,"stony corral")[1] is one of the eight districts of the province Chincheros in Peru.[2]

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 (90.90%) learnt to speak in childhood, 8.87% of the residents started speaking using the Spanish language (2007 Peru Census).[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Teofilo Laime Ajacopa, Diccionario Bilingüe Iskay simipi yuyayk'ancha, La Paz, 2007 (Quechua-Spanish dictionary)
  2. ^ (Spanish) Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informática. Banco de Información Digital. Retrieved April 7, 2008.
  3. ^ inei.gob.pe INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007, Frequencias: Preguntas de Población: Idioma o lengua con el que aprendió hablar (in Spanish)


Coordinates: 13°32′01″S 73°36′19″W / 13.53361°S 73.60528°W / -13.53361; -73.60528