Vilcabamba District, La Convención

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Vilcabamba
Willkapampa
District
The archaeologicla site of Vitcos, Vilcabamba District
The archaeologicla site of Vitcos, Vilcabamba District
Country  Peru
Region Cusco
Province La Convención
Founded January 2, 1857
Capital Vilcabamba
Government
 • Mayor Juan Olivera Ricalde
Area
 • Total 5,046.47 km2 (1,948.45 sq mi)
Elevation 2,650 m (8,690 ft)
Population (2005 census)
 • Total 18,274
 • Density 3.6/km2 (9.4/sq mi)
Time zone PET (UTC-5)
UBIGEO 080909

Vilcabamba District is one of eleven districts of the La Convención Province in the Cusco Region in Peru.[1]

Geography[edit]

The Willkapampa mountain range traverses the district. Some of the highest peaks of the district are listed below:[2]

The Apurímac River is the natural border between the Vilcabamba District and the Ayacucho Region. Within in the district it receives waters from Hatun Wayq'u.

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 (64.81%) learnt to speak in childhood, 34.53% 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 Archived April 23, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved April 11, 2008.
  2. ^ escale.minedu.gob.pe - UGEL map of the La Convención Province 1 (Cusco Region)
  3. ^ inei.gob.pe Archived January 27, 2013, at the Wayback Machine. INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007, Frequencias: Preguntas de Población: Idioma o lengua con el que aprendió hablar (in Spanish)