Vinchos District

Vinchos District is one of fifteen districts of the province Huamanga in Peru.[1]

Vinchos

Winchu
Country Peru
RegionAyacucho
ProvinceHuamanga
FoundedJanuary 2, 1857
CapitalVinchos
Government
 • MayorPaulino Ore Flores
Area
 • Total955.13 km2 (368.78 sq mi)
Elevation
3,150 m (10,330 ft)
Population
 • Total16,312
 • Density17/km2 (44/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (PET)
UBIGEO050114

Ethnic groupsEdit

The people in the district are mainly indigenous citizens of Quechua descent. Quechua is the language which the majority of the population (97.08%) learnt to speak in childhood, 2.71% of the residents started speaking using the Spanish language (2007 Peru Census).[2]

GeographyEdit

One of the highest mountains of the district is Yanapatira at approximately 5,000 m (16,000 ft) on the western border. Other mountains are listed below:[3]

  • Aqu Arma
  • Artisa
  • Chupa Urqu
  • Ch’iptap Wasin
  • Hapu Punta
  • Hatun Pata
  • Hatun P’ukru
  • Illayuq
  • Illachayuq
  • Kinwa Punta
  • Kuntur Pata
  • Kuntur Sinqa
  • Maray Urqu
  • Qillwaqucha
  • Q’illu Urqu
  • Ruphasqa
  • Salla Punta
  • Tarukayuq
  • Utuluyuq
  • Waman Wachana
  • Wanakawri
  • Watana
  • Wayllacha
  • Yana Mach’ay
  • Yana Yana
  • Yuraq Qaqa


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. ^ 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)
  3. ^ escale.minedu.gob.pe - UGEL maps of the Huamanga Province, Ayacucho Region


Coordinates: 13°14′31″S 74°21′15″W / 13.2420°S 74.3543°W / -13.2420; -74.3543