Amashca District

Amashca District is one of eleven districts of the province Carhuaz in Peru.[1]

Amashca
Country Peru
RegionAncash
ProvinceCarhuaz
FoundedDecember 14, 1941
CapitalAmashca
Government
 • MayorLeoncio Jaime Cadillo Chapeton
Area
 • Total11.99 km2 (4.63 sq mi)
Elevation
2,850 m (9,350 ft)
Population
 • Total1,745
 • Density150/km2 (380/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (PET)
UBIGEO020603

Ethnic groupsEdit

The people in the district are mainly indigenous citizens of Quechua descent. Quechua is the language which the majority of the population (87.56%) learnt to speak in childhood, 12.25% of the residents started speaking using the Spanish language (2007 Peru Census).[2]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ (in Spanish) Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informática. Banco de Información Distrital Archived May 1, 2010, at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved April 11, 2008.
  2. ^ 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 apredió hablar (in Spanish)

Coordinates: 9°13′59″S 77°39′00″W / 9.23306°S 77.65000°W / -9.23306; -77.65000