Mariscal Gamarra District

Mariscal Gamarra District is one of the fourteen districts of the Grau Province in Peru.[1]

Mariscal Gamarra
Country Peru
RegionApurímac
ProvinceGrau
FoundedDecember 11, 1942
CapitalPalpacachi
Government
 • MayorFrancisco Sequeiros Peña
Area
 • Total370.45 km2 (143.03 sq mi)
Elevation
3,445 m (11,302 ft)
Population
 • Total4,253
 • Density11/km2 (30/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (PET)
UBIGEO030703

GeographyEdit

One of the highest peaks of the district is Q'illu Q'asa at approximately 4,600 m (15,100 ft). Other mountains are listed below:[2]

  • Alma Pampa
  • Anta Marka
  • Aqu Q'asa
  • Asiru Pata
  • Awkirana
  • Challa Q'asa
  • Chunta Q'asa
  • Ch'uspi
  • Hatun Qaqa
  • Kawsu
  • Llamayuq Rumi
  • Misa Pata
  • Parqa Urqu
  • Qutani
  • Q'illuni
  • Saywit'u
  • Surani
  • Suwa Qullu
  • Taya Q'asa
  • Tika Pallana
  • Uywaki
  • Waman Marka
  • Waqutu
  • Wik'uña Kunka

Ethnic groupsEdit

The people in the district are mainly indigenous citizens of Quechua descent. Quechua is the language which the majority of the population (91.90%) learnt to speak in childhood, 7.40% 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 Digital Archived 2008-04-17 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved April 7, 2008.
  2. ^ escale.minedu.gob.pe/ UGEL map Grau Province (Apurimac 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)
13°52′12″S 72°30′14″W / 13.870°S 72.504°W / -13.870; -72.504