Tingo District

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Tingo District
Basic data
Country Peru
region Amazon
province LuyaTemplate: Infobox administrative unit / maintenance / other
Seat Tingo
surface 102.7 km²
Residents 1265 (2017)
density 12 inhabitants per km²
founding January 2, 1875
ISO 3166-2 PE-AMA
Alcalde District Newman García Vargas
View of the village of Nuevo Tingo, in the background you can see the rock on which Kuelap is built
View of the village of Nuevo Tingo, in the background you can see the rock on which Kuelap is built

Coordinates: 6 ° 23 ′  S , 77 ° 54 ′  W

The Tingo District is one of the 23 Peruvian districts that make up the Luya Province in the Amazon region . In Quechua, "Tingo" is the name given to the place where two rivers converge. The district has an area of ​​102.67 km². The population was 1265 at the 2017 census.

Geographical location

In the north, the Tingo district borders on the Colcamar district , in the east on the Levanto and Magdalena districts (both Chachapoyas province ), in the southeast on the San Juan de Lopecancha district , in the southwest on the María district and in the west on the Longuita district .

The village of Tingo consists of two parts. One part is Tingo Viejo ("old Tingo"). This part is right on the Utcubamba River . It is an important transport hub for trips to Pisuquía, Leimebamba and Kuelap . It also houses a police checkpoint that was specially set up to curb the illegal transport of coca .

The second part is Tingo Nuevo (New Tingo). It was founded after a landslide caused by an earthquake that buried the Utcubamba valley, damming the river and burying the village under the masses of water.

Probably the most famous part of Tingo is the Kuelap fortress .

The festival of the village saint in Tingo takes place from September 8th to 9th.

Villages and homesteads in Tingo District

  • Tingo Nuevo
  • Tingo
  • Shupalin
  • Granero
  • Celcas
  • Mojon
  • San Miguel de Velapata
  • Golomia
  • Mitopampa
  • Huamantianga
  • Nogalcucho
  • Kuélap
  • Huaytapampa
  • Pumachaca
  • Sauco
  • Clarín
  • Sicsi

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