Anta District, Anta

Anta District is one of nine districts of the Anta Province in Peru.[1]

Anta District
Country Peru
RegionCusco
ProvinceAnta
CapitalAnta
Government
 • MayorWilbert Gabriel Rozas Beltran
Area
 • Total202.58 km2 (78.22 sq mi)
Elevation
3,337 m (10,948 ft)
Population
 • Total17,259
 • Density85/km2 (220/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (PET)
UBIGEO080301

GeographyEdit

The most important river of the district is the Kachi Mayu (Quechua for "salt river"). It crosses the district from east to west.

One of the highest peaks of the district is Mullu Waman at 4,200 m (13,800 ft). Other mountains are listed below:[2]

  • Aqu Q'asa
  • Aqu Wayllay
  • Imillay
  • Iskay Patayuq
  • Llawlli Kancha
  • Sayaq Rumi
  • T'uriyuq
  • Wanakawri (Anta-Urubamba)
  • Yawar Quchayuq
  • Yura Qaqa

Ethnic groupsEdit

The people in the district are mainly indigenous citizens of Quechua descent. Quechua is the language which the majority of the population (56.00%) learnt to speak in childhood, 43.75% of the residents started speaking using the Spanish language (2007 Peru Census).[3]

SubdistrictEdit

CantonEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ (in 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 Urubamba Province (Cusco Region)
  3. ^ inei.gob.pe Archived January 27, 2013, at the Wayback Machine INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007, Frequencias: Preguntas de Población


Coordinates: 13°28′18″S 72°08′56″W / 13.4716°S 72.1488°W / -13.4716; -72.1488