Andahuaylillas District

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The Andahuaylillas District is one of the twelve districts in the Quispicanchi Province in Peru. Created on January 2, 1857, its capital is the town of Andahuaylillas. It is located 45 km South of Cusco.

Andahuaylillas
The Church in Andahuaylilas
The Church in Andahuaylilas
Coordinates: 13°40′16″S 71°40′26″W / 13.67111°S 71.67389°W / -13.67111; -71.67389Coordinates: 13°40′16″S 71°40′26″W / 13.67111°S 71.67389°W / -13.67111; -71.67389
Country Peru
RegionCusco
ProvinceQuispicanchi
FoundedJanuary 2, 1857
CapitalAndahuaylillas
Subdivisions27 populated centers
Government
 • MayorVicente Salas Pilares
Area
 • Total84.6 km2 (32.7 sq mi)
Elevation
3,122 m (10,243 ft)
Population
 • Total5,399
 • Density64/km2 (170/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (PET)
UBIGEO081202

The main attraction of Andahuaylillas is its baroque church dedicated to Saint Peter the Apostle. The church is nicknamed "the Sistine Chapel of America" because of the magnificent frescos that adorn its walls.

Andahuaylillas is one of the main stages of the Andean Baroque Route along with Cusco, Huaro and Urcos.

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GeographyEdit

The most important river of the district is the Willkanuta.[1]

Ethnic groupsEdit

The people in the district are mainly indigenous citizens of Quechua descent. Quechua is the language which the majority of the population (56.06%) learnt to speak in childhood, 43.25% of the residents started speaking using the Spanish language (2007 Peru Census).[2]

(13°40′23″S 71°40′37″W / 13.673°S 71.677°W / -13.673; -71.677 (Andahuaylillas (town))).

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ escale.minedu.gob.pe - UGEL maps of the Quispicanchi Province (Cusco Region)
  2. ^ inei.gob.pe Archived January 27, 2013, at the Wayback Machine INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007, Frequencias: Preguntas de Población: Idioma o lengua con el que aprendió hablar (in Spanish)
  • (in Spanish) Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informática. Departamento Cusco. Retrieved on November 1, 2007.