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Canas Province

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Country  Peru
UBIGEO  0805
Region  Cusco Region
Capital  Yanaoca
Area  2,104 kmĀ²
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Canas Province is one of thirteen provinces in the Cusco Region in the southern highlands of Peru.


Map of Canas Province, Peru


The La Raya mountain range traverses the province. Some of the highest mountains of the province are listed below:

Political division

The province is divided into eight districts (Spanish: distritos, singular: distrito), each of which is headed by a mayor (alcalde). The districts, with their capitals in parenthesis, are:

  • Checca (Checca)
  • Kunturkanki (El Descanso)
  • Langui (Langui)
  • Layo (Layo)
  • Pampamarca (Pampamarca)
  • Quehue (Quehue)
  • Tupac Amaru (Tungasuca)
  • Yanaoca (Yanaoca)
  • Ethnic groups

    The people in the province are mainly indigenous citizens of Quechua descent. Quechua is the language which the majority of the population (91.62%) learnt to speak in childhood, 8.13% of the residents started speaking in Spanish.


    Canas Province Wikipedia

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