Pomacocha District, Andahuaylas

Pomacocha District is one of the nineteen districts of the Andahuaylas Province in Peru.[1]

Pomacocha
Pumaqucha
Country Peru
RegionApurímac
ProvinceAndahuaylas
FoundedAugust 21, 1963
CapitalPomacocha
Government
 • MayorAbelardo Ccaccya Ccopa
Area
 • Total129.19 km2 (49.88 sq mi)
Elevation
3,643 m (11,952 ft)
Population
 • Total1,128
 • Density8.7/km2 (23/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (PET)
UBIGEO030211

GeographyEdit

One of the highest peaks of the district is Chhurku Rumi at approximately 4,400 m (14,400 ft). Other mountains are listed below:[2]

  • Awkimarka
  • Ch'aki Qucha Pata
  • Jichu Q'awa
  • Illa Pata
  • Karpa Q'asa
  • Wamani
  • Wamanniyuq
  • Willkawani
  • Wit'u
  • Yana Pata
  • Yuraq Q'asa

Ethnic groupsEdit

The people in the district are mainly indigenous citizens of Quechua descent. Quechua is the language which the majority of the population (86.62%) learnt to speak in childhood, 12.83% of the residents started speaking using the Spanish language (2007 Peru Census).[3]

ArchaeologyEdit

The archaeological site of Awkimarka contains ruins of the Chanka period.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ (in Spanish) Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informática. Banco de Información Digital Archived 2008-04-23 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved April 4, 2008.
  2. ^ escale.minedu.gob.pe/ UGEL map Andahuaylas Province (Apurímac Region)
  3. ^ inei.gob.pe Archived 2013-01-27 at the Wayback Machine INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007, Frequencias: Preguntas de Población

Coordinates: 14°05′02″S 73°35′20″W / 14.08389°S 73.58889°W / -14.08389; -73.58889