Cañaris District

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Country  Peru
Region Lambayeque
Province Ferreñafe
Founded February 17, 1951
Capital Cañaris
 • Mayor Antonio Ventura Lizana
 • Total 284.88 km2 (109.99 sq mi)
Elevation 2,421 m (7,943 ft)
Population (2005 census)
 • Total 12,691
 • Density 45/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zone PET (UTC-5)
UBIGEO 140202

Cañaris District (Kañaris in Quechua) is one of six districts of the province Ferreñafe in Peru.[1]

Ethnic groups[edit]

The people in the district are mainly indigenous citizens of Quechua or Cañari descendent of mitimaes. Quechua Inkawasi-Kañaris Quechua) is the language which the majority of the population (63.65%) learnt to speak in childhood, 35.68% of the residents started speaking using the Spanish language (2007 Peru Census).[2]


  1. ^ (Spanish) Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informática. Banco de Información Distrital. Retrieved April 11, 2008.
  2. ^ INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007, Frequencias: Preguntas de Población: Idioma o lengua con el que aprendió hablar (in Spanish)