San Jerónimo District, Andahuaylas

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

San Jerónimo District

Distrito de San Jerónimo
Country Peru
RegionApurímac
ProvinceAndahuaylas
CapitalSan Jerónimo
Government
 • MayorOscar David Rojas Palomino
Area
 • Total237.42 km2 (91.67 sq mi)
Elevation
2,944 m (9,659 ft)
Population
 • Total17,220
 • Density73/km2 (190/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (PET)
UBIGEO030213

GeographyEdit

One of the highest peaks of the district is Sallapi at approximately 4,800 m (15,700 ft). Other mountains are listed below:[2]

  • Aya Mach'ay
  • Chunta Willka
  • Ch'aki Kancha
  • Kuntur Pampa
  • Kuntur Sinqa
  • Puka Wanaku
  • Pukar
  • Pukayuq
  • Puma Urqu
  • Puyunku
  • Tapan Ichhu
  • Wachwalla
  • Wanqan
  • Wayllayuq

Ethnic groupsEdit

The people in the district are mainly indigenous citizens of Quechua descent. Quechua is the language which the majority of the population (69.26%) learnt to speak in childhood, 30.47% of the residents started speaking using the Spanish language (2007 Peru Census).[3]

See alsoEdit

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°39′04″S 73°21′54″W / 13.65111°S 73.36500°W / -13.65111; -73.36500