Vilque District

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Vilque
District
Main square in Vilque
Main square in Vilque
Country  Peru
Region Puno
Province Puno
Capital Vilque
Government
 • Mayor Juan Carlos Mendoza Castillo
Area
 • Total 193.29 km2 (74.63 sq mi)
Elevation 3,860 m (12,660 ft)
Population (2005 census)
 • Total 2,947
 • Density 15/km2 (39/sq mi)
Time zone PET (UTC-5)
UBIGEO 210115

Vilque District is one of fifteen districts of the province Puno 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 (75.26%) learnt to speak in childhood, 24.12% of the residents started speaking using the Spanish language (2007 Peru Census).[2]

References[edit]

  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)