Yanaoca District

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Yana Uqa
Location of Yanaoca in the Canas province
Location of Yanaoca in the Canas province
Country  Peru
Region Cusco
Province Canas
Founded August 29, 1834
Capital Yanaoca
 • Mayor Juan Francisco Melendez Nina (2007)
 • Total 292.97 km2 (113.12 sq mi)
Elevation 3,913 m (12,838 ft)
Population (2005 census)
 • Total 10,533
 • Density 36/km2 (93/sq mi)
Time zone PET (UTC-5)
UBIGEO 080501

Yanaoca District is one of eight districts in the Canas Province in Peru. Its seat is Yanaoca.

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 (88.77%) learnt to speak in childhood, 10.90% of the residents started speaking using the Spanish language (2007 Peru Census).[1]


  1. ^ inei.gob.pe INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007, Frequencias: Preguntas de Población

Coordinates: 14°13′07″S 71°25′49″W / 14.2186°S 71.4303°W / -14.2186; -71.4303