Santa Cruz District, Ancash

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Santa Cruz
Artisunrahu, Santa Cruz District
Artisunrahu, Santa Cruz District
Coat of arms of Santa Cruz
Coat of arms
Location of Santa Cruz in the Huaylas province
Location of Santa Cruz in the Huaylas province
Country  Peru
Region Ancash
Province Huaylas
Founded July 10, 1945
Capital Huaripampa
 • Mayor Gustavo Odiel Chavez Crispin
 • Total 332.78 km2 (128.49 sq mi)
Elevation 2,900 m (9,500 ft)
Time zone UTC-5 (PET)
UBIGEO 021208

The Santa Cruz District (Spanish: Distrito de Santa Cruz) is one of 10 districts of the Huaylas Province in the Ancash Region of Peru.[1] The capital of the district is Huaripampa.[2]


The district is located in the central-eastern part of the province at an elevation of 2,900 m.

The Cordillera Blanca traverses the district. Some of the highest mountains of the district are listed below:[3]

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 (86.95%) learnt to speak in childhood, 12.63% of the residents started speaking using the Spanish language (2007 Peru Census).[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ (in Spanish) Santa Cruz - Caraz - Huaylas - Ancash. Official website of the Santa Cruz district. Retrieved March 7, 2008
  2. ^ Law No. 10207
  3. ^ - UGEL map of the Huaylas Province (Ancash Region)
  4. ^ 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)

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 8°52′14″S 77°54′19″W / 8.87056°S 77.90528°W / -8.87056; -77.90528