Yanaoca District

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Yanaoca
Yana Uqa
District
Location of Yanaoca in the Canas province
Location of Yanaoca in the Canas province
Country  Peru
Region Cusco
Province Canas
Founded August 29, 1834
Capital Yanaoca
Government
 • Mayor Juan Francisco Melendez Nina (2007)
Area
 • Total 292.97 km2 (113.12 sq mi)
Elevation 3,913 m (12,838 ft)
Population (2005 census)
 • Total 10,533
 • Density 36/km2 (93/sq mi)
Time zone PET (UTC-5)
UBIGEO 080501

Yanaoca District is one of eight districts in the Canas Province in Peru. Its seat is Yanaoca.

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 (88.77%) learnt to speak in childhood, 10.90% of the residents started speaking using the Spanish language (2007 Peru Census).[1]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ inei.gob.pe INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007, Frequencias: Preguntas de Población