Huaynacotas District

Country  Peru
Region Arequipa
Province La Unión
Capital Taurisma
  Mayor Eulogio Rodriguez Gonzales
  Total 932.64 km2 (360.09 sq mi)
Elevation 2,590 m (8,500 ft)
Population (2005 census)
  Total 2,778
  Density 3.0/km2 (7.7/sq mi)
Time zone PET (UTC-5)
UBIGEO 040804

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


The Wansu mountain range traverses the province. Some of the highest peaks of the province 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 (71.98%) learnt to speak in childhood, 27.11% of the residents started speaking using the Spanish language (2007 Peru Census).[3]

See also


  1. (Spanish) Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informática. Banco de Información Distrital. Retrieved April 11, 2008.
  2. - UGEL map of the La Unión Province (Arequipa Region)
  3. INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007, Frequencias: Preguntas de Población: Idioma o lengua con el que aprendió hablar (in Spanish)

Coordinates: 15°10′27″S 72°50′59″W / 15.1743°S 72.8496°W / -15.1743; -72.8496

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