Taray District

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Taray and the Willkanuta River
Taray and the Willkanuta River
Country  Peru
Region Cusco
Province Calca
Founded May 6, 1964
Capital Taray
 • Mayor Gorki Bejar Mejia
 • Total 53.78 km2 (20.76 sq mi)
Elevation 2,968 m (9,738 ft)
Population (2005 census)
 • Total 3,917
 • Density 73/km2 (190/sq mi)
Time zone PET (UTC-5)
UBIGEO 080407

Taray District is one of eight districts of the Calca Province in the Cusco Region in Peru.[1] 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:[2]

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 (86.14%) learnt to speak in childhood, 13.37% of the residents started speaking using the Spanish language (2007 Peru Census).[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ (Spanish) Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informática. Banco de Información Distrital. Retrieved April 11, 2008.
  2. ^ escale.minedu.gob.pe - UGEL map of the Calca Province and the Cusco Province (Cusco Region)
  3. ^ inei.gob.pe INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007, Frequencias: Preguntas de Población

Coordinates: 13°25′42″S 71°52′02″W / 13.4283°S 71.8672°W / -13.4283; -71.8672