|• Mayor||Vicente Justino Carcamo Huamani|
|• Total||205.19 km2 (79.22 sq mi)|
|Elevation||2,950 m (9,680 ft)|
|Population (2005 census)|
|• Density||18/km2 (46/sq mi)|
|Time zone||PET (UTC-5)|
The District of Pampacolca is chiefly an agricultural center located in the highlands of the Arequipa Department in Southern Peru. Pampacolca in the Inca times was an important place of the Kuntisuyu, one of the four provinces of the Inca empire. The Incas used and improved the oracle of Mawk'allaqta located in the slopes of the Coropuna volcano. Such oracle has five important elements: Ushno, Mausoleum, Main Plaza, Pyramid and Callancas. In this Inca oracle they offered humans and animals to the sacred Coropuna mountain.
Pampacolca also is the birthplace of Juan Pablo Vizcardo y Guzmán, a Spaniard born in America who was expelled from his own country and forced to live in exile. From there he wrote the famous "Letter to the American Spaniards" enticing them to gain liberty from Spain.
- Information about Maucallacta and the District of Pampacolca can be found in the web site: (Spanish) www.maucallacta.com