Taray and the Willkanuta River
|Founded||May 6, 1964|
|• Mayor||Gorki Bejar Mejia|
|• Total||53.78 km2 (20.76 sq mi)|
|Elevation||2,968 m (9,738 ft)|
|Population (2005 census)|
|• Density||73/km2 (190/sq mi)|
|Time zone||PET (UTC-5)|
Taray District is one of eight districts of the Calca Province in the Cusco Region in Peru. Its seat is Taray. The town lies near Pisac, southwest of it, at a stream called Pawayuq (Pahuayoc), an affluent of Willkanuta River.
Some of the highest mountains of the district are listed below:
The people in the district are mainly indigenous citizens of Quechua descent. Quechua is the language which the majority of the population (86.14%) learnt to speak in childhood, 13.37% of the residents started speaking using the Spanish language (2007 Peru Census).
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