Alca District


Main square of Alca
Country  Peru
Region Arequipa
Province La Unión
Founded May 4, 1835
Capital Alca
  Mayor Benjamin Barrios Bellido
  Total 193.42 km2 (74.68 sq mi)
Elevation 2,750 m (9,020 ft)
Population (2005 census)
  Total 2,263
  Density 12/km2 (30/sq mi)
Time zone PET (UTC-5)
UBIGEO 040802

Alca District is one of eleven districts of the province La Unión in Peru.[1]

Ethnic groups

The people in the district are mainly indigenous citizens of Quechua descent. Quechua is the language which the majority of the population (78.33%) learnt to speak in childhood, 20.69% of the residents started speaking using the Spanish language (2007 Peru Census).[2]

See also


  1. (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, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007, Frequencias: Preguntas de Población: Idioma o lengua con el que aprendió hablar (in Spanish)

Coordinates: 15°08′50″S 72°46′52″W / 15.1471°S 72.7811°W / -15.1471; -72.7811

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