Choco District


Apachita mountain and Qullqa River on the border of the districts of Choco (on the left) and Tapay
Country  Peru
Region Arequipa
Province Castilla
Founded January 2, 1857
Capital Choco
  Mayor Trifonio Lucas Aragon Lupaca
  Total 904.33 km2 (349.16 sq mi)
Elevation 2,473 m (8,114 ft)
Population (2005 census)
  Total 1,235
  Density 1.4/km2 (3.5/sq mi)
Time zone PET (UTC-5)
UBIGEO 040406

Choco District is one of fourteen districts of the province Castilla in Peru.[1]


The Chila mountain range traverses the district. One of the highest mountains of the district is Chila at 5,654 m (18,550 ft) above sea level. Other mountains are listed below:[2]

Ethnic groups

The people in the district are mainly indigenous citizens of Quechua descent. Quechua is the language which the majority of the population (67.11%) learnt to speak in childhood, 32.23% of the residents started speaking using the Spanish language (2007 Peru Census).[3]


  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. - UGEL maps of the Caylloma Province 1 and 2 (Arequipa Region)
  3. 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°34′34″S 72°07′59″W / 15.5761°S 72.1331°W / -15.5761; -72.1331

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