Canas Province

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Canas
Province
Chilliwa (Festuca dolichophylla) growing at the Apurímac River in the Canas Province
Chilliwa (Festuca dolichophylla) growing at the Apurímac River in the Canas Province
Location of Canas in the Cusco Region
Location of Canas in the Cusco Region
Country Peru
Region Cusco
Capital Yanaoca
Government
 • Mayor Juan Francisco Melendez Nina (2007)
Area
 • Total 2,103.76 km2 (812.27 sq mi)
Population (2005 census)
 • Total 42,368
 • Density 20/km2 (52/sq mi)
UBIGEO 0805

Canas Province is one of thirteen provinces in the Cusco Region in the southern highlands of Peru.

Geography[edit]

The La Raya mountain range traverses the province. Some of the highest mountains of the province are listed below:[1]

Political division[edit]

The province is divided into eight districts (Spanish: distritos, singular: distrito), each of which is headed by a mayor (alcalde). The districts, with their capitals in parenthesis, are:

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 (91.62%) learnt to speak in childhood, 8.13% of the residents started speaking in Spanish.[2]

See also[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ escale.minedu.gob.pe - UGEL map of the Canas Province and the Melgar Province (Puno Region)
  2. ^ inei.gob.pe Archived January 27, 2013, at the Wayback Machine. INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007


Coordinates: 14°13′05″S 71°25′54″W / 14.21806°S 71.43167°W / -14.21806; -71.43167