Andahuaylillas District

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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
Region Cusco
Province Quispicanchi
Founded January 2, 1857
Capital Andahuaylillas
Subdivisions 27 populated centers
 • Mayor Vicente Salas Pilares
 • Total 84.6 km2 (32.7 sq mi)
Elevation 3,122 m (10,243 ft)
Population (2005 census)
 • Total 5,399
 • Density 64/km2 (170/sq mi)
Time zone UTC-5 (PET)
UBIGEO 081202

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.

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.


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

Ethnic groups[edit]

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))).

See also[edit]


  1. ^ - UGEL maps of the Quispicanchi Province (Cusco Region)
  2. ^ 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.