|Founded||November 19, 1954|
|• Mayor||Efrain Guillermo Sanchez Medina|
|• Total||314.68 km2 (121.50 sq mi)|
|Elevation||2,900 m (9,500 ft)|
|Population (2005 census)|
|• Density||1.1/km2 (2.9/sq mi)|
|Time zone||PET (UTC-5)|
The people in the district are mainly indigenous citizens of Quechua descent. Quechua is the language which the majority of the population (62.15%) learnt to speak in childhood, 37.54% of the residents started speaking using the Spanish language (2007 Peru Census).