Tisco District

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Tisco
District
Country  Peru
Region Arequipa
Province Caylloma
Capital Tisco
Government
 • Mayor Primitivo Sebastian Huaracha Ancca
Area
 • Total 1,445.02 km2 (557.93 sq mi)
Elevation 4,188 m (13,740 ft)
Population (2005 census)
 • Total 2,249
 • Density 1.6/km2 (4.0/sq mi)
Time zone PET (UTC-5)
UBIGEO 040517

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

Geography[edit]

Some of the highest mountains of the district are listed below:[2]

  • Allqamari
  • Apachita
  • Chilluma
  • Chuqi Pirwa
  • Chuqi Phiruru
  • Chuqi Tampu
  • Janq'u
  • Jañuma Pirwa
  • Kallka K'uchu
  • Kimsa Chata
  • Kiska Kiska
  • Kuntur Sayana
  • Laramani
  • Misa Urqu
  • Pirwa
  • Puma Urqu
  • Qillqa
  • Qillwa
  • Q'ara Qullu
  • Q'iwiri
  • Wallatani
  • Wayna Kunturiri
  • Wila Pukara
  • Wiluma
  • Wiska Apachita
  • Wisk'achayuq
  • Wiswillani

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 (86.76%) learnt to speak in childhood, 13.06% of the residents started speaking using the Spanish language (2007 Peru Census).[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  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 and 2 (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°20′51″S 71°26′46″W / 15.3476°S 71.4461°W / -15.3476; -71.4461