San Antonio de Chuca District

San Antonio de Chuca
Country  Peru
Region Arequipa
Province Caylloma
Founded November 14, 1944
Capital San Antonio de Chuca
  Mayor Ricardo Benito Tola Arhuiri
  Total 1,531.27 km2 (591.23 sq mi)
Elevation 4,525 m (14,846 ft)
Population (2005 census)
  Total 1,155
  Density 0.75/km2 (2.0/sq mi)
Time zone PET (UTC-5)
UBIGEO 040514

San Antonio de Chuca District is one of twenty districts of the province Caylloma in Peru.[1]


One of the highest peaks of the district is Sullk'a Chuqa at about 5,200 m (17,100 ft). Other mountains are listed below:[2]

  • Allqamarini
  • Anta Salla
  • Anqasi
  • Chullunkhäni
  • Huch'uy Q'asa
  • Iru Muqu
  • Jayu Laqhi
  • Jichu Qullu
  • Karpa Muqu
  • Kimsachata
  • Kunturi
  • Lawraq Muqu
  • Llallawa
  • Puka Urqu
  • P'isaqani
  • Salla P'ukuruyuq
  • Saya Sirk'a
  • T'ula Muqu
  • Wanqani
  • Wisk'achayuq
  • Yana Salla
  • Yana Surk'a
  • Yaritani

Ethnic groups

The people in the district are mainly indigenous citizens of Quechua descent. Quechua is the language which the majority of the population (72.68%) learnt to speak in childhood, 26.19% 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. Retrieved April 11, 2008.
  2. - UGEL map of the Caylloma Proinve 2 (Arequipa Region)
  3. INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007, Frequencias: Preguntas de Población: Idioma o lengua con el que aprendió hablar (in Spanish)

Coordinates: 15°55′43″S 71°06′31″W / 15.9287°S 71.1086°W / -15.9287; -71.1086

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