San Antonio de Cachi District

San Antonio de Cachi or Kachi (Quechua for "salt") is one of the nineteen districts of the Andahuaylas Province in Peru.[1]

San Antonio de Cachi

Kachi
Country Peru
RegionApurímac
ProvinceAndahuaylas
FoundedJune 8, 1936
CapitalSan Antonio de Cachi
Government
 • MayorEsteban Astuquillca Arcce
Area
 • Total178.78 km2 (69.03 sq mi)
Elevation
3,250 m (10,660 ft)
Population
 • Total3,547
 • Density20/km2 (51/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (PET)
UBIGEO030212

GeographyEdit

One of the highest peaks of the district is Kuntur Wachana at approximately 4,200 m (13,800 ft). Other mountains are listed below:[2]

  • Artisayuq
  • Chikchi
  • Chikuruyuq
  • Chunta
  • Kunturillu
  • Qillqa
  • Quchayuq
  • Ranra Urqu
  • Sullka Willka
  • Suwap Tiyana
  • Uchku
  • Wamp'u
  • Wayllachayuq

Ethnic groupsEdit

The people in the district are mainly indigenous citizens of Quechua descent. Quechua is the language which the majority of the population (94.41%) learnt to speak in childhood, 5.22% 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 2008-04-23 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: 13°46′30″S 73°36′14″W / 13.77500°S 73.60389°W / -13.77500; -73.60389