Turpo District

Turpo (from Quechua T'urpu, meaning "pointed") is one of the nineteen districts of the Andahuaylas Province in Peru.[1]

Turpo

T'urpu
Country Peru
RegionApurímac
ProvinceAndahuaylas
FoundedDecember 11, 1942
CapitalTurpo
Government
 • MayorAntonio Beltran Sanchez
Area
 • Total121.67 km2 (46.98 sq mi)
Elevation
3,297 m (10,817 ft)
Population
 • Total4,514
 • Density37/km2 (96/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (PET)
UBIGEO030218

GeographyEdit

It is elevated at 3,297 m above sea level.[2] One of the highest peaks of the district is Pisti at approximately 4,200 m (13,800 ft). Other mountains are listed below:[3]

  • Anta Qaqa
  • Apankayniyuq
  • Illa Rumi
  • Liq'i Yakana Pampa
  • Qucha Pampa

Ethnic groupsEdit

The people in the district are mainly indigenous citizens of Quechua descent. Quechua is the language which the majority of the population (95.22%) learnt to speak in childhood, 4.57% of the residents started speaking using the Spanish language (2007 Peru Census).[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ (in Spanish) Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informática. Banco de Información Digital Archived 2010-05-01 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved April 4, 2008.
  2. ^ "TURPO - District in Apurímac Region". City Population. Retrieved 17 May 2019.
  3. ^ escale.minedu.gob.pe/ UGEL map Andahuaylas Province (Apurímac Region)
  4. ^ inei.gob.pe Archived 2013-01-27 at the Wayback Machine INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007, Frequencias: Preguntas de Población

Coordinates: 13°47′13″S 73°28′19″W / 13.78694°S 73.47194°W / -13.78694; -73.47194