Capachica District

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Capachica
District

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Capachica peninsula
Country Flag of Peru.svg  Peru
Region Puno
Province Puno
Capital Capachica
Government
   Mayor Ascencion Laquise Humpire
Area
  Total 117.06 km2 (45.20 sq mi)
Elevation 3,860 m (12,660 ft)
Population (2005 census)
  Total 10,320
  Density 88/km2 (230/sq mi)
Time zone PET (UTC-5)
UBIGEO 210105

Capachica District is one of fifteen districts of the province Puno in Peru. [1] Its seat is Capachica.

Districts of Peru third level administrative subdivision of Peru

The districts of Peru are the third-level country subdivisions of Peru. They are subdivisions of the provinces, which in turn are subdivisions of the larger regions or departments. There are 1,838 districts in total.

Puno Province Province in Puno, Peru

Puno is a province in the Puno Region, in southeastern Peru. It borders the provinces of Huancane, San Román, El Collao and the Moquegua Region's province of General Sánchez Cerro. Its capital is the city of Puno, which is located at the edge of Lake Titicaca, the world's highest navigable lake. It is the economic powerhouse of the region.

Peru republic in South America

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Ethnic groups

The people in the district are mainly indigenous citizens of Quechua descent. Quechua is the language which the majority of the population (87.17%) learnt to speak in childhood, 12.37% of the residents started speaking using the Spanish language (2007 Peru Census). [2]

Indigenous peoples of the Americas Pre-Columbian inhabitants of North, Central, and South America and their descendants

The indigenous peoples of the Americas are the Pre-Columbian peoples of North, Central and South America and their descendants.

Quechua people ethnic group

Quechua people or Quecha peoples, may refer to any or all speakers of the Quechua languages, which originated among the indigenous peoples of South America. Most Quechua speakers are native to Peru, although there are some significant populations living in Ecuador, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia and Argentina.

Spanish language Romance language

Spanish or Castilian is a Western Romance language that originated in the Castile region of Spain and today has hundreds of millions of native speakers in the Americas and Spain. It is a global language and the world's second-most spoken native language, after Mandarin Chinese.

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References

  1. (in Spanish) Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informática. Banco de Información Distrital Archived April 23, 2008, at the Wayback Machine .. Retrieved April 11, 2008.
  2. inei.gob.pe Archived January 27, 2013, at the Wayback Machine . INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007, Frequencias: Preguntas de Población: Idioma o lengua con el que aprendió hablar (in Spanish)

Coordinates: 15°38′22″S69°58′36″W / 15.6394°S 69.9768°W / -15.6394; -69.9768

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