Yaurisque District

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Country  Peru
Region Cusco
Province Paruro
Founded April 15, 1959
Capital Yaurisque
 • Mayor Juan De Dios Ramos Pariguana
 • Total 90.8 km2 (35.1 sq mi)
Elevation 3,330 m (10,930 ft)
Population (2005 census)
 • Total 2,717
 • Density 30/km2 (77/sq mi)
Time zone PET (UTC-5)
UBIGEO 081009

Yaurisque District is one of nine districts of the province Paruro 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 (88.44%) learnt to speak in childhood, 11.32% of the residents started speaking using the Spanish language (2007 Peru Census).[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ (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: 13°39′49″S 71°55′18″W / 13.6635°S 71.9216°W / -13.6635; -71.9216