Salcabamba District

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Salcabamba

Sallqa Pampa
Country Peru
RegionHuancavelica
ProvinceTayacaja
CapitalSalcabamba
Government
 • MayorWaldimar Perez Torres
Area
 • Total192.52 km2 (74.33 sq mi)
Elevation
3,037 m (9,964 ft)
Population
 • Total5,415
 • Density28/km2 (73/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (PET)
UBIGEO090714

Salcabamba (from Quechua Sallqa Pampa, meaning "wild plain") is one of sixteen districts of the Tayacaja Province in the Huancavelica Region) of Peru.[1]

Geography[edit]

One of the highest peaks of the district is Yana Urqu at approximately 4,600 m (15,100 ft). Other mountains are listed below:[2]

  • Hatun Wayq'u
  • Inka Rumi
  • Layan Q'asa
  • Lima Lima
  • Llant'an Urqu
  • Qutu Qutu
  • Tiklla Q'asa
  • Turi Urqu
  • T'asta
  • Usnu Pata
  • Wamani Marka
  • Wayta Pallana
  • Yana Qucha

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 (84.11%) learnt to speak in childhood, 15.49% of the residents started speaking using the Spanish language (2007 Peru Census).[3]

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. ^ escale.minedu.gob.pe/ UGEL map Tayacaja Province (Apurímac 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)


Coordinates: 12°12′07″S 74°46′51″W / 12.2020°S 74.7808°W / -12.2020; -74.7808