Tapay District


Cross with geraniums in Malata, Tapay District
Country  Peru
Region Arequipa
Province Caylloma
Capital Tapay
  Mayor X
  Total 420.17 km2 (162.23 sq mi)
Elevation 2,975 m (9,760 ft)
Population (2005 census)
  Total 880
  Density 2.1/km2 (5.4/sq mi)
Time zone PET (UTC-5)
UBIGEO 040516
Map of the districts of the Caylloma Province

Tapay District is one of twenty districts of the province Caylloma in Peru.[1]


The Chila mountain range traverses the district. One of the highest mountains of the district is Suriwiri. Other mountains are listed below:[2]

Tapay lies north of the Colca valley.

Ethnic groups

The people in the district are mainly indigenous citizens of Quechua descent. Quechua is the language which the majority of the population (72.10%) learnt to speak in childhood, 27.10% 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. escale.minedu.gob.pe - UGEL maps of the Caylloma Province 1 (Arequipa 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°34′39″S 71°56′28″W / 15.5775°S 71.9412°W / -15.5775; -71.9412

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