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Ayapata District is one of ten districts of the province Carabaya in Peru.[1]

Country  Peru
Region Puno
Province Carabaya
Capital Ayapata
 • Mayor Javier Grimaldo Pariapaza Arraya
 • Total 1,091.61 km2 (421.47 sq mi)
Elevation 3,475 m (11,401 ft)
Population (2005 census)
 • Total 6,820
 • Density 6.2/km2 (16/sq mi)
Time zone UTC-5 (PET)
UBIGEO 210303



The Kallawaya mountain range traverses the district. The highest peak of the district is Allin Qhapaq at 5,780 m (18,963 ft). Other mountains are listed below:[2]

Ethnic groupsEdit

The people in the district are mainly indigenous citizens of Quechua descent. Quechua is the language which the majority of the population (82.61%) learnt to speak in childhood, 16.22% of the residents started speaking using the Spanish language (2007 Peru Census).[3]

See alsoEdit


  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. ^ - UGEL map of the Carabaya Province (Puno Region)
  3. ^ 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)

Coordinates: 13°46′40″S 70°19′21″W / 13.77778°S 70.32250°W / -13.77778; -70.32250