San Francisco del Yeso District

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San Francisco del Yeso District
Basic data
Country Peru
region Amazon
province LuyaTemplate: Infobox administrative unit / maintenance / other
Seat San Francisco del Yeso
surface 113.9 km²
Residents 695 (2017)
density 6.1 inhabitants per km²
founding August 16, 1920
ISO 3166-2 PE-AMA
Alcalde District
Poble a la carretera 8b entre Yerbabuena i Leimebamba.jpg

Coordinates: 6 ° 39 ′  S , 77 ° 49 ′  W

The district of San Francisco del Yeso is one of the 23 Peruvian districts that make up the province of Luya in the Amazon region. The district has an area of ​​113.94 km². The population was 695 in the 2017 census.

Geographical location

In the north, the district of San Francisco del Yeso is bordered by the district of Santo Tomás , in the east by the districts of Mariscal Castilla and the district of Montevideo , in the south by the district of Leimebamba and in the west by the district of Cocabamba .

District capital

The capital of the district of San Francisco del Yeso is the village "San Francisco del Yeso" with 131 houses.

Place name

"San Francisco" is the village saint, Saint Francis of Assisi. "Yeso" means "plaster" in Spanish - the product that was the main income of the village until a few years ago.


Plaster production

Even today, on some days, you can marvel at the traditional preparation of plaster.


In the district of San Francisco del Yeso there are many ruins of the Chachapoya culture .

Village festivals

The village festival of the district capital San Francisco del Yeso is celebrated on September 23. In addition, on the following days the "Virgen de las Mercedes" (September 24th), the "Most Holy Place" (September 25th), Saint Antonio (September 26th) and the "Virgen del Rosario" (September 27th) will be venerated and celebrated. In addition to the religious celebrations, folk dancing and performances of traditional dances are on the program.


Among other things, the guinea pig is a very special delicacy in this area.

Villages and homesteads in the San Francisco del Yeso district

  • San Francisco del Yeso
  • Colmena
  • Cuysen
  • Samanga
  • Chirimoya Pampas
  • Huillcapampa
  • La Libertad de Tinlape
  • Chilingote
  • Poyunte
  • Allinpampa
  • San Cristobal del Yeso
  • Tiopampa
  • Pomacochas
  • San Jose de Ipada
  • San Salvador
  • San Antonio

Web links

Commons : San Francisco del Yeso District  - Collection of images, videos, and audio files