Puyca District

Country  Peru
Region Arequipa
Province La Unión
Founded October 13, 1891
Capital Puyca
  Mayor Angel Eugenio Pachau Jimenez
  Total 1,501.2 km2 (579.6 sq mi)
Elevation 3,658 m (12,001 ft)
Population (2005 census)
  Total 3,337
  Density 2.2/km2 (5.8/sq mi)
Time zone PET (UTC-5)
UBIGEO 040806

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


The Wansu mountain range traverses the district. Some of the highest peaks of the district 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 (95.85%) learnt to speak in childhood, 3.96% 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. escale.minedu.gob.pe - UGEL map of the Chumbivilcas Province (Cusco Region)
  3. inei.gob.pe INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007, Frequencias: Preguntas de Población: Idioma o lengua con el que aprendió hablar (in Spanish)

Coordinates: 15°05′30″S 72°47′14″W / 15.0916°S 72.7872°W / -15.0916; -72.7872

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