Yungay is a town in the Ancash Region in
north central Peru, South America.
Yungay is located at 09°08'22?S, 77°44'42?W in the Callejon de Huaylas
on Rio Santa at an elevation of 2,500 m, 450 km north of Lima, the
country's capital. East of the small town there are the mountain ridges
of snow-covered Cordillera Blanca, with Huascaran, Peru's highest
mountain, no more than 15 km east of Yungay.
Yungay is the capital of Yungay Province, as well as the main town in
the Yungay District. Yungay Province has a population of 60,000 (2000
estimate). The Province of Yungay occupies part of the Callejon de
Huaylas, the Conchucos Valley (Yanama), the coast of Ancash (Quillo) and
the Huascaran National Park).
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