Yauyos Province

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The lake Pumaqucha in the Yauyos Province
The lake Pumaqucha in the Yauyos Province
Location of Yauyos in the Lima Region
Location of Yauyos in the Lima Region
Country Peru
Region Lima
Capital Yauyos
 • Total 6,901.58 km2 (2,664.71 sq mi)
Elevation 2,874 m (9,429 ft)
 • Total 27,842
 • Density 4.0/km2 (10/sq mi)
Website www.muniyauyos.gob.pe

The Yauyos Province is a province located in the Lima Region of Peru. It is one of the eleven that make up that region.



The Nor Yauyos-Cochas Landscape Reserve lies in the Yauyos Province. Aqupallqa, Llunk'uti, Qutuni, Runchu, T'uru and Wankarqucha of the Cordillera Central of Peru belong to the highest mountains of the province. They all reach altitudes above 5,000 m (16,000 ft). Other mountains of the province include:[1]

Some of the largest lakes of the province are listed below:[1]


During the 2007 Peru earthquake, Yauyos suffered major damage.

Political division[edit]

The capital of this province is the city of Yauyos. The province extends over an area of 6,901.58 square kilometers (2,664.71 sq mi) and is divided into 33 districts:


The province has a population of 28,000 inhabitants as of 2002. One distinctive cultural trait of the province is that the Tupe district is home to the small ethnic minority who speak the indigenous Jaqaru/Kawki language, a linguistic curiosity as the only surviving relative of Aymara, spoken far to the south in the Altiplano. Besides that, several archaic Quechua dialects are spoken in some districts (Huacarpana, Apurí, Madean, Viñac, Azángaro, Huangáscar, Chocos, Cacra, Hongos, Tanta, Lincha, Tomás, Alis, Huancaya, Vitis, and Laraos). However, all these dialects and languages, respectively, are in danger of extinction.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b escale.minedu.gob.pe - UGEL map of the Yauyos Province (Lima Region)

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 12°27′51″S 75°55′24″W / 12.4641°S 75.9233°W / -12.4641; -75.9233