Tirapata District

Tirapata District is one of fifteen districts of the province Azángaro in Peru.[1]

Tirapata
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Coat of arms of Tirapata
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Country Peru
RegionPuno
ProvinceAzángaro
FoundedNovember 10, 1943
CapitalTirapata
Government
 • MayorMarino Pumaleque Mango
Area
 • Total198.73 km2 (76.73 sq mi)
Elevation
3,880 m (12,730 ft)
Population
 • Total3,077
 • Density15/km2 (40/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (PET)
UBIGEO210215

Ethnic groupsEdit

The people in the district are mainly indigenous citizens of Quechua descent. Quechua is the language which the majority of the population (83.23%) learnt to speak in childhood, 14.13% of the residents started speaking using the Spanish language (2007 Peru Census).[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ (in Spanish) Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informática. Banco de Información Distrital Archived 2008-04-10 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved April 11, 2008.
  2. ^ 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: 14°57′22″S 70°24′15″W / 14.95611°S 70.40417°W / -14.95611; -70.40417