Layo District

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Layo
Layu
District
The train "The Andean" at La Raya Station with market stalls and the mountain Chimpulla in the background, Layo District-Santa Rosa District
The train "The Andean" at La Raya Station with market stalls and the mountain Chimpulla in the background, Layo District-Santa Rosa District
Location of Layo in the Canas province
Location of Layo in the Canas province
Country  Peru
Region Cusco
Province Canas
Founded January 2, 1857
Capital Layo
Government
 • Mayor Daniel Praxides Quispe Alanocca (2007)
Area
 • Total 452.56 km2 (174.73 sq mi)
Elevation 3,978 m (13,051 ft)
Population (2005 census)
 • Total 6,822
 • Density 15/km2 (39/sq mi)
Time zone PET (UTC-5)
UBIGEO 080505

Layo District is one of eight districts in the Canas Province in Peru. The seat of the Layo District is the village Layo.

Geography[edit]

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

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 (90.47%) learnt to speak in childhood, 9.39% of the residents started speaking using the Spanish language (2007 Peru Census).[2]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ escale.minedu.gob.pe - UGEL map of the Melgar Province (Puno Region)
  2. ^ inei.gob.pe Archived 2013-01-27 at the Wayback Machine. INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007, Frequencias: Preguntas de Población

Coordinates: 14°30′19″S 71°13′31″W / 14.5054°S 71.2253°W / -14.5054; -71.2253