Circa District

Circa

Sirka
Country Peru
RegionApurímac
ProvinceAbancay
CapitalCirca
Government
 • MayorAsunto Gregorio Montoya Juro
Area
 • Total641.68 km2 (247.75 sq mi)
Elevation3,120 m (10,240 ft)
Population
 • Total3,105
 • Density4.8/km2 (13/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (PET)
UBIGEO030103

Circa (hispanicized spelling of Sirka, Aymara for vein of the body or a mine)[1] is one of the nine districts of the Abancay Province in the Apurímac Region in Peru.[2]

Geography

Some of the highest mountains of the district are listed below:[3]

  • Aklla Wasi
  • Aqu Q'asa
  • Atuq Pata
  • Chakana
  • Chaku Urqu
  • Chawpi
  • Chuntani
  • Hatun Ullukuyuq
  • Huch'uy Q'urawiri
  • Jach’a Marka
  • Kimsa P'unqu
  • Kimsa Wayna
  • Kuntur Llapana
  • Kuntur Pampa
  • Kuntur Uta
  • Kunturi Marka
  • K’ayrawi
  • K’awa Pallana
  • Llaksa
  • Llikawi
  • Mawk'allaqta
  • Nina Urqu
  • Pillpintu
  • Pinqulluni
  • Pisqa Qucha
  • Pukara
  • Qala Saywa
  • Qillqas
  • Qiñwa Marka
  • Qiñwa Urqu
  • Qucha Pata
  • Qumiñawi
  • Q’ala Chukchu
  • Q'urawiri
  • Rumi Chaka
  • Sawsayuq
  • Sunqun Marka
  • Suntur
  • Sura Pata
  • Uqhu Pata
  • Warisqa
  • Warmi Rumi
  • Wik'uña Wat'a
  • Willkawara
  • Yana Qaqa
  • Yana Urqu

Ethnic groups

The people in the district are mainly indigenous citizens of Quechua descent. Quechua is the language which the majority of the population (79.43%) learnt to speak in childhood, 20.14% of the residents started speaking using the Spanish language (2007 Peru Census).[4]

See also

References

  1. ^ Radio San Gabriel, "Instituto Radiofonico de Promoción Aymara" (IRPA) 1993, Republicado por Instituto de las Lenguas y Literaturas Andinas-Amazónicas (ILLLA-A) 2011, Transcripción del Vocabulario de la Lengua Aymara, P. Ludovico Bertonio 1612 (Spanish-Aymara-Aymara-Spanish dictionary)
  2. ^ (in Spanish) Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informática. Banco de Información Digital Archived April 23, 2008, at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved April 4, 2008.
  3. ^ escale.minedu.gob.pe - UGEL map of the Abancay Province (Apurímac Region)
  4. ^ 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: 13°52′26″S 72°52′23″W / 13.87389°S 72.87306°W / -13.87389; -72.87306


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