Pozuzo, Peru, Departamento Pasco, district of Pozuzo, alt. 750 m, pop. about 700 (in 1988), district capital on Rio Huancabamba at the eastern fringe of the highlands in north-western Peru. Founded in 1859 by 150 Tyroleans (and Rhinelanders), who had emigrated from the Upper Inn Valley in 1857. - School, power station (built with Austrian assistance). The present Austrian and German population in the district amounts to about 1,200-2,000 persons. As it has been accessible by road since 1975, many people have moved there from all parts of Peru and the German population has become a minority. Main income: agriculture (maize, fruit, coffee, tobacco, animal husbandry); earlier also coca growing. "Freundeskreis für Pozuzo" ("Friends of Pozuzo", founded in 1983) domiciled in Silz (Tyrol).
Literature: W. Schabus, Pozuzo. Varietätenausgleich und Sprachkontakt in einer deutschen Sprachinsel in Peru, 1990; idem, Beobachtungen zu Sprachkontakt, Varietätenausgleich, Sprachloyalität und Sprachwechsel in Pozuzo (Peru) und bei den "Landlern" in Siebenbürgen, 1994; G. Steinböck, Weltweit Freunde, 1992.