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San Jerónimo District, Cusco
SAN JERóNIMO DISTRICT is one of eight districts of the Cusco Province in Peru
Peru
. It is home to the Universidad Andina del Cusco. According to the 2007 census, there are 31,687 residents in the district. A large part of the population communicates in Quechua . GEOGRAPHYOne of the highest peaks of the district is Pillku Urqu
Pillku Urqu
at 4,448 m (14,593 ft). Other mountains are listed below: * Huch'uy Paquyuq * Inti Churana * Lluq'iyuq Muqu * Puka Q'asa * Tuqtu Wampa * Wanakawri * Yana QaqaSEE ALSO * Ch\'iqullu * Pachatusan
Pachatusan
* Waqutu REFERENCES * ^ (in Spanish) Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informática . Banco de Información Distrital
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Anta Province
ANTA PROVINCE is one of thirteen provinces in the Cusco Region
Cusco Region
in the southern highlands of Peru
Peru
. CONTENTS * 1 Geography
Geography
* 2 Political division * 3 Ethnic groups * 4 See also * 5 Sources GEOGRAPHYThe Willkapampa mountain range traverses the province. The highest peak of the province is Sallqantay at 6,271 metres (20,574 ft)
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Canas Province
CANAS PROVINCE is one of thirteen provinces in the Cusco Region
Cusco Region
in the southern highlands of Peru
Peru
. CONTENTS * 1 Geography
Geography
* 2 Political division * 3 Ethnic groups * 4 See also * 5 Sources GEOGRAPHYThe La Raya mountain range
La Raya mountain range
traverses the province
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Quechua Languages
QUECHUA (/ˈkɛtʃuə/ , in AmE also /ˈkɛtʃwɑː/ ) , known as RUNASIMI ("people's language") in the Quechuan language, is an indigenous language family , with variations spoken by the Quechua peoples , primarily living in the Andes
Andes
and highlands of South America . Derived from a common ancestral language, it is the most widely spoken language family of indigenous peoples of the Americas , with a total of probably some 8–10 million speakers. Approximately 25% (7.7 million) of Peruvians speak some variation of Quechua. It is perhaps most widely known for being the main language of the Inca Empire . The colonisers initially encouraged its use, but from the middle of their reign they suppressed it. However, Quechua ultimately survived , and variants are still widely spoken today
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UBIGEO
UBIGEO is the coding system for geographical sgdstituto Nacional de Estadística e Informática INEI ) to code the first-level administrative subdivision: regions (Spanish: regiones, singular: región), the second-level administrative subdivision: provinces (Spanish: provincias, singular: provincia) and the third-level administrative subdivision: districts (Spanish: distritos, singular: distrito). CONTENTS * 1 Syntax * 2 Examples * 2.1 Regions * 2.2 Provinces * 2.3 Districts * 3 Recent additions * 4 See also * 5 References * 6 External links SYNTAXThe coding system uses two-digit numbers for each level of subdivision. The first level starts numbering at 01 for the Amazonas Region and continues in alphabetical order up to 25 for the Ucayali Region . Additional regions will be added to the end of the list, starting with the first available number
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Instituto Nacional De Estadística E Informática
The INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE ESTADíSTICA E INFORMáTICA (INEI) ("National Institute of Statistics and Informatics") is a semi-autonomous Peruvian government agency which coordinates, compiles, and evaluates statistical information for the country. Its current director is Renán Quispe Llanos . As stated on its website, the INEI eases decision-making with help of quality statistical information and the use of information technology and thus helps develop the society. CONTENTS * 1 Censuses * 2 Coding systems * 3 See also * 4 External links CENSUSESThe latest census performed by the INEI is the 2005 Census , which was conducted from July 18 through August 20 of that year. Its preliminary results were released to the public on November 30, 2005 and final results on February 20, 2006 . An earlier census is the 1993 Census
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Cuzco Region
CUSCO, also spelled CUZCO (Spanish pronunciation: ; Quechua : Qusqu suyu), is a region in Peru
Peru
. It is bordered by the Ucayali Region on the north; the Madre de Dios and Puno regions on the east; the Arequipa Region
Arequipa Region
on the south; and the Apurímac , Ayacucho and Junín regions on the west. Its capital is Cusco
Cusco
, the capital of the Inca Empire . CONTENTS * 1 Geography
Geography
* 2 Provinces * 3 Languages * 4 Toponyms * 5 Gallery * 6 See also * 7 Sources * 8 External links GEOGRAPHYThe plain of Anta contains some of the best communal cultivated lands of the Cusco
Cusco
Region. It is located about 3,000 metres (9,800 ft) above sea level and is used to cultivate mainly high altitude crops such as potatoes , tarwi (edible lupin ), barley and quinoa
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Districts Of Peru
The DISTRICTS OF PERU (Spanish: distritos) are the third-level country subdivisions of Peru
Peru
. They are subdivisions of the provinces , which in turn are subdivisions of the larger regions or departments. There are 1,838 districts in total. CONTENTS * 1 Overview * 2 Most populous districts * 2.1 By population * 2.2 By population density * 2.3 By area * 2.4 By elevation * 3 Districts table * 4 See also * 5 References OVERVIEWA 1982 law requires a minimum of residents in an area for a new district to be legally established: 3,500 if it is located in the rainforest , 4,000 in the Andes
Andes
highlands and 10,000 in the coastal area. In the dry Andean area, many districts have less than 3,500 inhabitants due to low population density in the area. In some cases, their populations have decreased in comparison to the days when they were founded
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Calca Province
CALCA PROVINCE is one of thirteen provinces in the Cusco Region
Cusco Region
in the southern highlands of Peru
Peru
. Its seat is Calca. CONTENTS * 1 Geography
Geography
* 2 Political division * 3 Ethnic groups * 4 Archaeological sites * 5 See also * 6 Sources * 7 External links GEOGRAPHYThe province is bounded to the north by the La Convención Province , to the east by the Paucartambo Province , to the south by the Cusco Province and the Quispicanchi Province
Quispicanchi Province
, and to the west by the Urubamba Province . It is traversed by the Urupampa mountain range. One of the highest peaks of the province is Sawasiray at 5,818 m (19,088 ft)
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Acomayo Province
ACOMAYO PROVINCE is one of thirteen provinces in the Cusco Region
Cusco Region
in the southern highlands of Peru
Peru

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Time In Peru
PERU TIME (PET) is always 5 hours behind Coordinated Universal Time (UTC−05:00 ). Peru
Peru
has only one time zone and does not observe daylight saving time . During the winter (summer in the Northern Hemisphere), Peruvian Time is the same as North American Central Time, while during the summer (winter in the Northern Hemisphere) it is akin to Eastern Time
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UTC-5
UTC−05:00 is a time offset that subtracts five hours from Coordinated Universal Time
Coordinated Universal Time
(UTC). In North America, it is observed in the Eastern Time Zone
Eastern Time Zone
during standard time , and in the Central Time Zone during the other eight months (see Daylight saving time
Daylight saving time
). The western Caribbean uses it year round
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Time Zone
A TIME ZONE is a region of the globe that observes a uniform standard time for legal , commercial , and social purposes. Time
Time
zones tend to follow the boundaries of countries and their subdivisions because it is convenient for areas in close commercial or other communication to keep the same time . Most of the time zones on land are offset from Coordinated Universal Time
Time
(UTC) by a whole number of hours ( UTC−12 to UTC+14), but a few zones are offset by 30 or 45 minutes (e.g. Newfoundland Standard Time is UTC−03:30, Nepal
Nepal
Standard Time
Time
is UTC+05:45, and Indian Standard Time
Time
is UTC+05:30). Some higher latitude and temperate zone countries use daylight saving time for part of the year, typically by adjusting local clock time by an hour. Many land time zones are skewed toward the west of the corresponding nautical time zones
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Regions Of Peru
The REGIONS (Spanish : regiones) of Peru
Peru
are the first-level administrative subdivisions of Peru
Peru
. Since its 1821 independence , Peru
Peru
had been divided into DEPARTMENTS (Spanish : departamentos) but faced the problem of an increasing centralization of political and economic power in its capital, Lima
Lima
. After several unsuccessful decentralization attempts, the legal figure of region became official and regional governments were elected to manage the departments on November 20, 2002, until their planned fusion into real regions. Under the new arrangement, the former 24 departments plus the Callao Province have become regional circumscriptions. The province of Lima has been excluded from this process and does not form part of any region. Unlike the earlier departments, regions have an elected government and have a wide array of responsibilities within their jurisdiction
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Provinces Of Peru
The PROVINCES OF PERU, known in Spanish as provincias, are the second-level administrative subdivisions of the country. They are divided into districts (Spanish: distritos). There are 196 provinces in Peru
Peru
, grouped into 25 regions except for the Lima Province which does not belong to any region. This makes an average of 7 provinces per region. The region with the fewest provinces is Callao
Callao
(one) and the region with the most is Ancash (twenty). While provinces in the sparsely populated Amazon rain forest
Amazon rain forest
of eastern Peru
Peru
tend to be larger, there is a large concentration of them in the north-central area of the country. The province with the least number of districts is Purús Province , with just 1 district
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Peru
Coordinates : 10°S 76°W / 10°S 76°W / -10; -76 Republic
Republic
of Peru República del Perú (Spanish ) Flag Coat of arms MOTTO: "Firme y feliz por la unión" (Spanish) "Firm and Happy for the Union" ANTHEM: Himno Nacional del Perú (Spanish) National Anthem of Peru NATIONAL SEAL : Gran Sello del Estado (Spanish) Great Seal of the State Location of
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