Yungay Province

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The mountain Tullparahu as seen from Yungay
The mountain Tullparahu as seen from Yungay
Location of Yungay in the Ancash Region
Location of Yungay in the Ancash Region
Country Peru
Region Ancash
Founded October 28, 1904
Capital Yungay
 • Mayor Cico Fernando Alamo Figueroa
 • Total 1,361.48 km2 (525.67 sq mi)
Elevation 2,458 m (8,064 ft)
 • Total 54,489
 • Density 40/km2 (100/sq mi)

The Yungay Province is one of twenty provinces of the Ancash Region in Peru.[1]


The Cordillera Blanca and the Cordillera Negra traverse the province. Waskaran, the highest elevation of Peru, lies on the border to the Carhuaz Province. Chakrarahu, Chopicalqui, Tullparahu and Yanarahu (Ruriqucha) belong to the highest peaks of the province. Other mountains are listed below:[2]

Political division[edit]

Yungay is divided into eight districts, which are:

District Mayor
Cascapara Jorge Roberto Infante Jara
Mancos Javier Julian Espinoza Leandro
Matacoto Pedro Hercilio Bejar Colonia
Quillo Luis Antonio Palomino Palacios
Ranrahirca Juan Richer Julca Morales
Shupluy Guillermo Julian Ybarra Giraldo
Yanama Lucio Pedro Julca Cordova
Yungay Cico Fernando Alamo Figueroa

Ethnic groups[edit]

The people in the province are mainly indigenous citizens of Quechua descent. Quechua is the language which the majority of the population (73.19%) learnt to speak in childhood, 26.48 % of the residents started speaking using the Spanish language (2007 Peru Census).[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ (Spanish)
  2. ^ - UGEL map of the Yungay Province (Ancash Region)
  3. ^ Archived January 27, 2013, at the Wayback Machine. INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007

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Coordinates: 9°08′22″S 77°44′42″W / 9.13944°S 77.74500°W / -9.13944; -77.74500