Tarica District

Tarica District is one of twelve districts of the province Huaraz in Peru.[1]

Tarica
Tuqllarahu on the eastern border of the district
Tuqllarahu on the eastern border of the district
Country Peru
RegionAncash
ProvinceHuaraz
FoundedFebruary 2, 1956
CapitalTarica
Government
 • MayorFredy Hildo Chinchay Salazar
Area
 • Total110.28 km2 (42.58 sq mi)
Elevation
2,802 m (9,193 ft)
Population
 • Total5,500
 • Density50/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (PET)
UBIGEO020112

GeographyEdit

The Cordillera Blanca traverses the district. Some of the highest peaks of the district are Ranrapallqa, and Tuqllarahu. Other mountains are listed below:[2]

Ethnic groupsEdit

The people in the district are mainly indigenous citizens of Quechua descent. Quechua is the language which the majority of the population (68.31%) learnt to speak in childhood, 31.53% 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 map of the Huaraz Province (Ancash 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: 8°36′00″S 77°46′01″W / 8.60000°S 77.76694°W / -8.60000; -77.76694