Chojata District


A view of Chojata and the mountains north and north-west of it
Country  Peru
Region Moquegua
Province General Sánchez Cerro
Founded February 15, 1955
Capital Chojata
  Mayor Lucio Maldonado Roque
  Total 847.94 km2 (327.39 sq mi)
Elevation 3,625 m (11,893 ft)
Population (2005 census)
  Total 1,986
  Density 2.3/km2 (6.1/sq mi)
Time zone PET (UTC-5)
UBIGEO 180202

Chojata District is one of eleven districts of the province General Sánchez Cerro 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 (85.33%) learnt to speak in childhood, 10.40% 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. 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: 16°23′19″S 70°43′49″W / 16.3885°S 70.7303°W / -16.3885; -70.7303

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