Tirapata District

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Country  Peru
Region Puno
Province Azángaro
Founded November 10, 1943
Capital Tirapata
 • Mayor Marino Pumaleque Mango
 • Total 198.73 km2 (76.73 sq mi)
Elevation 3,880 m (12,730 ft)
Population (2005 census)
 • Total 3,077
 • Density 15/km2 (40/sq mi)
Time zone PET (UTC-5)
UBIGEO 210215

Tirapata District is one of fifteen districts of the province Azángaro 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 (83.23%) learnt to speak in childhood, 14.13% 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.gob.pe INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007, Frequencias: Preguntas de Población: Idioma o lengua con el que aprendió hablar (in Spanish)

Coordinates: 14°57′22″S 70°24′15″W / 14.95611°S 70.40417°W / -14.95611; -70.40417