Lucanas District is one of twenty-one districts of the Lucanas Province in Peru.[1]

Lucanas
Country Peru
RegionAyacucho
ProvinceLucanas
CapitalLucanas
Government
 • MayorAnibal Poma Sarmiento
Area
 • Total1,205.78 km2 (465.55 sq mi)
Elevation
3,375 m (11,073 ft)
Population
 • Total3,189
 • Density2.6/km2 (6.8/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (PET)
UBIGEO050611

GeographyEdit

One of the highest mountains of the district is Usqunta at approximately 4,400 m (14,400 ft) with an archaeological site of that name. Other mountains are listed below:[2]

  • Allwisqa
  • Anta Urqu
  • Chakasqa
  • Chawpi Pata
  • Chuqi Phaqcha
  • Ch'illwa
  • Kunkachayuq
  • Kunturillu
  • Llama Wasi
  • Misapata
  • Misk'i Pukyu
  • Puka Salla
  • Punta Urqu
  • Phiruru
  • Phiruruyuq
  • P'iti Qalla
  • Qillwa Q'asa
  • Qiñwa Q'asa
  • Q'illu
  • Saywa
  • Suyt'u Urqu
  • Waman Rasu
  • Wamaniyuq
  • Waqramarka
  • Yana Allpa

Ethnic groupsEdit

The people in the district are mainly indigenous citizens of Quechua descent. Quechua is the language which the majority of the population (57.23%) learnt to speak in childhood, 42.23% of the residents started speaking using the Spanish language (2007 Peru Census).[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ (in Spanish) Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informática. Banco de Información Distrital Archived 2008-04-23 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved April 11, 2008.
  2. ^ escale.minedu.gob.pe - UGEL maps of the Lucanas Province 2, Ayacucho Region
  3. ^ inei.gob.pe Archived 2013-01-27 at the Wayback Machine INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007, Frequencias: Preguntas de Población: Idioma o lengua con el que aprendió hablar (in Spanish)


Coordinates: 14°41′38″S 74°07′27″W / 14.69389°S 74.12417°W / -14.69389; -74.12417