Yuracmarca District

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Yuracmarca
Yuraq Marka
District
Allpamayu on the southern border of the district
Allpamayu on the southern border of the district
Coat of arms of Yuracmarca
Coat of arms
Location of Yuracmarca in the Huaylas province
Location of Yuracmarca in the Huaylas province
Country  Peru
Region Ancash
Province Huaylas
Founded May 9, 1923
Capital Yuracmarca
Subdivisions 1 village, 4 hamlets and 29 anexos
Government
 • Mayor Carlos Raul Hernandez Cottos
Area
 • Total 565.7 km2 (218.4 sq mi)
Elevation 1,518 m (4,980 ft)
Population (2005 census)
 • Total 1,897
 • Density 3.4/km2 (8.7/sq mi)
Time zone PET (UTC-5)
UBIGEO 021210
Website muniyuracmarca.gob.pe

Yuracmarca or Yuraq Marka (Quechua yuraq white, marka village, "white village") is one of 10 districts of the Huaylas Province in the Ancash Region of Peru. The capital of the district is the village of Yuracmarca.[1]

Geography[edit]

The district is located in the eastern part of the province at an elevation of 1,518m, 122 km from the regions capital Huaraz and 55 km from the province's capital Caraz.

The Cordillera Blanca traverses the province. Some of the highest mountains of the district are listed below:[2]

The district is located in the eastern part of the province at an elevation of 1,518m, 122 km from the regions capital Huaraz and 55 km from the province's capital Caraz.

The Cordillera Blanca traverses the province. Some of the highest mountains of the district are listed below:[3]

Political division[edit]

The Caraz District is divided into 1 village, 4 hamlets (Spanish: caseríos, singular: caserío) and 29 (Spanish: anexos, singular: anexo):

Hamlets[edit]

  • El Cruce
  • Taruc Arca
  • Quitaracza
  • Santa Rosa

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 (50.35%) learnt to speak in childhood, 49.19% of the residents started speaking using the Spanish language (2007 Peru Census).[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (in Spanish) Official web site of the Yuracmarca district Archived May 21, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ escale.minedu.gob.pe - UGEL map of the Huaylas Province (Ancash Region)
  3. ^ escale.minedu.gob.pe - UGEL map of the Huaylas Province (Ancash Region)
  4. ^ inei.gob.pe Archived January 27, 2013, at the Wayback Machine. INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007, Frequencias: Preguntas de Población: Idioma o lengua con el que aprendió hablar (in Spanish)

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Coordinates: 8°45′S 77°54′W / 8.750°S 77.900°W / -8.750; -77.900