Tapay District

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Cross with geraniums in Malata, Tapay District
Cross with geraniums in Malata, Tapay District
Country  Peru
Region Arequipa
Province Caylloma
Capital Tapay
 • Mayor X
 • Total 420.17 km2 (162.23 sq mi)
Elevation 2,975 m (9,760 ft)
Population (2005 census)
 • Total 880
 • Density 2.1/km2 (5.4/sq mi)
Time zone PET (UTC-5)
UBIGEO 040516
Map of the districts of the Caylloma Province

Tapay District is one of twenty districts of the province Caylloma in Peru.[1]


The Chila mountain range traverses the district. One of the highest mountains of the district is Suriwiri. Other mountains are listed below:[2]

Tapay lies north of the Colca valley.

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 (72.10%) learnt to speak in childhood, 27.10% of the residents started speaking using the Spanish language (2007 Peru Census).[3]


  1. ^ (Spanish) Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informática. Banco de Información Distrital. Retrieved April 11, 2008.
  2. ^ escale.minedu.gob.pe - UGEL maps of the Caylloma Province 1 (Arequipa Region)
  3. ^ inei.gob.pe INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007, Frequencias: Preguntas de Población: Idioma o lengua con el que aprendió hablar (in Spanish)

Coordinates: 15°34′39″S 71°56′28″W / 15.5775°S 71.9412°W / -15.5775; -71.9412