Yanama District

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Yanama
Country Peru
RegionAncash
ProvinceYungay
FoundedAugust 2, 1920
CapitalYanama
Government
 • MayorLucio Pedro Julca Cordova
Area
 • Total279.85 km2 (108.05 sq mi)
Elevation
3,375 m (11,073 ft)
Population
 • Total7,105
 • Density25/km2 (66/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (PET)
UBIGEO022008

Yanama District is one of eight districts of the province Yungay in Peru.[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 (87.35%) learnt to speak in childhood, 11.36% of the residents started speaking using the Spanish language (2007 Peru Census).[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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


Coordinates: 9°01′59″S 77°28′59″W / 9.03306°S 77.48306°W / -9.03306; -77.48306