- Huánuco Region
Peru region table
name = Huánuco [ [http://www.inei.gob.pe Official website of
imagesize = 100px
image_caption = Regional logo
president = Jorge Espinoza Egoávil
area = 36,848.85
pop = 730,871 (2005 census)
density = 19.8
provinces = 11 provinces and 76 districts
lowest = 167 m (Honoria)
highest = 3839 m (Puños)
areacode = 62
resources = -
poverty = 78.9%
GDPshare = 1%
website = [http://www.regionhuanuco.gob.pe/ www.regionhuanuco.gob.pe]
iso = HUC
ubigeo = 10
Huánuco is a region in central
Peru. It is bordered by the La Libertad, San Martín, Loreto and Ucayali regions on the north; the Ucayali Region on the east; the Pasco Regionon the south; and the Lima and Ancash regions on the west. Its capital is the city of Huánuco.
Huánuco has a rough topography comprising parts of the
Sierraand the High Jungle (mountain rim) regions. Being equidistant from the north and the south of the country, it has the privilege of having a mild weather with an average annual temperature of 20°C (68°F).
This region is important for its geographical location, history, and for the richness of its land, where the presence of man goes back to ancient times. "El Hombre de Lauricocha" (Man of Lauricocha) is among the most distinctive examples, dating from 10,000 BC, as well as Kotosh, where vestiges of the oldest settlement in
the Americas(4,200 BC) took place.
Several ethnic groups inhabited this region. However, after a severe resistance, they started to incorporate as part of the
Inca empire. Huánuco then became part of the Cusco-Cajamarca-Cusco route.
In the beginning of the 19th century, during the emancipation process, Huánuco was one of the first cities to promote Peru's independence. Moreover, a first oath took place in this city on
December 15, 1820, after several uprisings in Huamalíes, Huallanca and Ambo.
The region is divided into eleven provinces ( _es. provincias, singular: "provincia"), which are composed of 75 districts ("distritos", singular: "distrito").
The provinces, with their capitals in parenthesis, are:
* Ambo (
* Dos de Mayo (La Unión)
* Huacaybamba (
* Huamalíes (
* Huánuco (
* Lauricocha (Jesús)
* Leoncio Prado (
* Marañón (
* Pachitea (
* Puerto Inca (
* Yarowilca (
* [http://www.webhuanuco.com/ Huanuco Peru web site]
* [http://www.regionhuanuco.gob.pe/ Official web site of the Huánuco region]
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