Yungay Province

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Yungay
Province
The mountain Tullparahu as seen from Yungay
The mountain Tullparahu as seen from Yungay
Coat of arms of Yungay
Coat of arms
Location of Yungay in the Ancash Region
Location of Yungay in the Ancash Region
Country Peru
Region Ancash
Founded October 28, 1904
Capital Yungay
Government
 • Mayor Cico Fernando Alamo Figueroa
Area
 • Total 1,361.48 km2 (525.67 sq mi)
Elevation 2,458 m (8,064 ft)
Population
 • Total 54,489
 • Density 40/km2 (100/sq mi)
UBIGEO 0220
Website www.yungayperu.com.pe

The Yungay Province is one of twenty provinces of the Ancash Region in Peru.[1]

Political division[edit]

Yungay is divided into eight districts, which are:

District Mayor
Cascapara Jorge Roberto Infante Jara
Mancos Javier Julian Espinoza Leandro
Matacoto Pedro Hercilio Bejar Colonia
Quillo Luis Antonio Palomino Palacios
Ranrahirca Juan Richer Julca Morales
Shupluy Guillermo Julian Ybarra Giraldo
Yanama Lucio Pedro Julca Cordova
Yungay Cico Fernando Alamo Figueroa

Ethnic groups[edit]

The people in the province are mainly indigenous citizens of Quechua descent. Quechua is the language which the majority of the population (73.19%) learnt to speak in childhood, 26.48 % of the residents started speaking using the Spanish language (2007 Peru Census).[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Spanish) www.yungayperu.com.pe
  2. ^ inei.gob.pe INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007

External links[edit]

(Spanish) www.yungayperu.com.pe


Coordinates: 9°08′22″S 77°44′42″W / 9.13944°S 77.74500°W / -9.13944; -77.74500