Salcahuasi District

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Country  Peru
Region Huancavelica
Province Tayacaja
Founded June 18, 1987
Capital Salcahuasi
 • Mayor Mauro Ruben Inocente Morales
 • Total 117.98 km2 (45.55 sq mi)
Elevation 3,150 m (10,330 ft)
Population (2005 census)
 • Total 3,811
 • Density 32/km2 (84/sq mi)
Time zone PET (UTC-5)
UBIGEO 090715

Salcahuasi District is one of sixteen districts of the province Tayacaja in Peru.[1]

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 (89.78%) learnt to speak in childhood, 9.69% of the residents started speaking using the Spanish language (2007 Peru Census).[2]


  1. ^ (Spanish) Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informática. Banco de Información Distrital. Retrieved April 11, 2008.
  2. ^ INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007, Frequencias: Preguntas de Población: Idioma o lengua con el que aprendió hablar (in Spanish)

Coordinates: 12°06′14″S 74°45′06″W / 12.1038°S 74.7516°W / -12.1038; -74.7516