Surcubamba District

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Country  Peru
Region Huancavelica
Province Tayacaja
Capital Surcubamba
 • Mayor Ismael Chavez Gutarra
 • Total 230.88 km2 (89.14 sq mi)
Elevation 2,585 m (8,481 ft)
Population (2005 census)
 • Total 5,098
 • Density 22/km2 (57/sq mi)
Time zone PET (UTC-5)
UBIGEO 090717

Surcubamba 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 (89.61%) learnt to speak in childhood, 9.99% 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′59″S 74°37′49″W / 12.1163°S 74.6302°W / -12.1163; -74.6302