Yungay Province

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

Yungay
The mountain Tullparahu as seen from Yungay
The mountain Tullparahu as seen from Yungay
Coat of arms of Yungay
Coat of arms
Location of Yungay in the Ancash Region
Location of Yungay in the Ancash Region
CountryPeru
RegionAncash
FoundedOctober 28, 1904
CapitalYungay
Government
 • MayorFernando Ciro Casio Consolación
Area
 • Total1,361.48 km2 (525.67 sq mi)
Elevation
2,458 m (8,064 ft)
Population
 • Total50,841
 • Density37/km2 (97/sq mi)
UBIGEO0220
Websitewww.yungayperu.com.pe

GeographyEdit

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 divisionEdit

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 Fernando Ciro Casio Consolación

Ethnic groupsEdit

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 alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ (in Spanish) www.yungayperu.com.pe
  2. ^ escale.minedu.gob.pe - UGEL map of the Yungay Province (Ancash Region)
  3. ^ inei.gob.pe Archived January 27, 2013, at the Wayback Machine INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007

External linksEdit

(in Spanish) www.yungayperu.com.pe

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