Huasquillay is a town in the district of Omacha, province of Paruro, department of Cusco in Peru.[1] According to the 2017 National Censuses, it has a population of 141 inhabitants.[2]

Huasquillay
Coordinates: 14°05′06″S 71°50′48″W / 14.085°S 71.846667°W / -14.085; -71.846667Coordinates: 14°05′06″S 71°50′48″W / 14.085°S 71.846667°W / -14.085; -71.846667
Country Peru
RegionCusco
ProvinceParuro
DistrictOmacha
FoundedSeptember 30, 1992
Government
 • MayorAlex Santiago Domínguez Puelles
Elevation
3,046 m (9,993 ft)
Population
 • Total141
Time zoneUTC-5 (PET)
UBIGEO081006

HistoryEdit

The town of Huasquillay was created on September 30, 1992, under municipal resolution No. 013, in the government of President Alberto Fujimori.[3]

GeographyEdit

It is located on the banks of the Velille river at an altitude of 3,046 m (9,993 ft), in a temperate zone, the annual average temperature varies between 12 °C and 16 °C approximately. According to the floor altitudinal belongs to the Quechua region.[2]

Cultural traditionsEdit

Being agriculture and livestock the base of the family economy; we can find the production of corn, wheat, barley, potato in its various varieties, beans, peas, quinoa, squash, pumpkin and all kinds of vegetables, we can also find fruits from avocado, pears, medlar, capulí, prickly pear, apple, tumbo and others; within the livestock activity we find the breeding of Creole cattle, Brown Swiss, Holstein; we also find sheep, horses, pigs, etc.

During festivities there is a fondness for cockfighting, horse racing and bullfighting.

AuthoritiesEdit

MunicipalEdit

  • 2021 - 2022
    • Mayor: Alex Santiago Domínguez Puelles.
    • Aldermen:
    1. Eufemia Mollenido Billalobos
    2. Eduardo Huillca Mayta
    3. Victor Raúl Zoluaga Huamaní
    4. Encarnación Valverde Samanes
    5. Emiliano Games Montel

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ (in Spanish) Sistema de Consulta de Centros Poblados. Retrieved October 23, 2021.
  2. ^ a b (in Spanish) Censos Nacionales 2017 (PDF). INEI. p. 390. Retrieved 23 October 2021.
  3. ^ (in Spanish) Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informática (PDF). p. 226. Retrieved 23 October 2021.