Chiquián District

Chiquián District
—  District  —
Country  Peru
Region Ancash
Province Bolognesi
Capital Chiquián
 – Mayor Bladimiro Elias Alvarado Vicuña
 – Total 184.16 km2 (71.1 sq mi)
Elevation 3,374 m (11,070 ft)
Population (2005 census)
 – Total 4,508
 – Density 24.5/km2 (63.4/sq mi)
Time zone PET (UTC-5)
UBIGEO 020501

Chiquián is a district of the province of Bolognesi, in the Ancash Region of Peru.[1]

It is located on the Nor-Eastern part of the Bolognesi Province, Ancash Department in Peru. Its altitude is 3,350 meters above sea level, has approximately 6,500 people and an area of 184,165 km². Its topography seems jagged because of the Cordillera Blanca of Tucuchira, which is characterized for its everlasting snow mountains Cara Cara and Huara Pasca that are located in the north part of the district. The Nudo de Chonta is located in the western part with its noticeable chains of mountains comparable to the Cordillera Negra, with its evident absence of snow. The climate is dry and fluctuates from cold to tempered.


Fiesta de Santa Rosa de Lima, Patrona de Chiquián

Annual celebration held in August in commemoration of Saint Rosa of Lima, Patron of Chiquián.



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