|Founded||December 27, 1926|
|• Mayor||Fidel Canales Huayllasco|
|• Total||74.85 km2 (28.90 sq mi)|
|Elevation||3,025 m (9,925 ft)|
|Population (2005 census)|
|• Density||41/km2 (100/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 (81.05%) learnt to speak in childhood, 18.67% of the residents started speaking using the Spanish language (2007 Peru Census).