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Basic information about Ancash
Ancash (Quechua: Anqash) (Spanish: Áncash [ˈaŋkaʃ]) is a region of northern Peru. It is bordered by La Libertad Region on the north, Huánuco and Pasco regions on the east, the Lima Region on the south, and the Pacific Ocean on the west. Its capital is the city of Huaraz (Waras), and its largest city and port is Chimbote. The name of the region originates from the Quechua word anqash (light, of little weight), from anqas (blue) or from anka (eagle).
Cities, towns & villages in Ancash
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HuarazHuaraz (Spanish pronunciation: [waˈɾaθ] or [waˈɾas]) founded as San Sebastian de Huaraz, is a city in Peru. It is the capital of the Ancash Region (State of Ancash) and the seat of government of Huaraz Province. The urban agglomeration's population is distributed over the districts of Huaraz and Independencia. The city is located in the central part of the Callejon de Huaylas Valley and on the right side of the river Santa, in addition the city has an elevation of approximately 3050 metres. The agglomeration has an extension of 8 km2 and a population of 120,000 inhabitants, making it the second largest city in the central Peruvian Andes after the city of Huancayo, and the 22nd largest city in Peru. Huaraz is the headquarters of the province's Roman Catholic Bishop and the site of his offic Show Huarazon the map
Chavín de HuantarChavín de Huántar is an archaeological site containing ruins and artifacts constructed beginning at least by 1200 BC and occupied by later cultures until around 400-500 BC by the Chavín, a major pre-Inca culture. The site is located in the Ancash Region of Peru, 250 kilometers (160 mi) north of Lima, at an elevation of 3,180 meters (10,430 ft), east of the Cordillera Blanca at the start of the Conchucos Valley. Chavín de Huántar has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Some of the Chavín relics from this archaeological site are on display in the Museo de la Nación in Lima and the Museo Nacional de Chavín in Chavin itself. Show Chavín de Huantaron the map
ChacasSan Martin de Chacas is a Peruvian city, capital of the eponymous district and the Asunción Province, located in the east-central region of Ancash. It has an urban population of 2,082 located at 3,359 meters; and a district of 5,334 people. The district, located in the sub-basin of the Marañon River, has an area of 447.69 km², which represents 85% of the province. Show Chacason the map
RecuayRecuay is a town in the Ancash Region, Peru. It is located at the border of the Santa River, 3422 msnm, and it the capital of the Recuay Province. it was created by law 11326 on April 14, 1950. Recuay maintains its colonial style up to now, with its old casonas and simple buildings, made of mud walls and tiles roofs. Its main square has a classic fountain in the middle, surrounded with grills. From there the majestic 'hill of Jerusalem' is observed and the eucalyptuses and cypresses that adorn this city can also be admired. Show Recuayon the map
Huarmeys: For the Province of the Ancash Region in Peru, see Huarmey Province Huarmey is a coastal town in the Ancash Region, Peru. It is one of the five districts and also the capital of the Province of Huarmey. It is located crossing the Pan-American highway from south to north after leaving the department of Lima in Paramonga and at 82 km from the Fortaleza river. It was created by law 24034 on December 20, 1984. At certain times of the year, the settlers fish abundant and flavorful shrimps in the Huarmey River. This river fertilizes the valley and flows from south to north. Show Huarmeyon the map
CarhuazCarhuaz is a town in Peru located in the Ancash Region, Carhuaz Province, Carhuaz District. It is situated at 34 km from Huaraz, at 2,688 msnm. Its temperature average is from 12 to 14 degrees Celsius. Near this city, the hot springs of Monterrey and the airport of Anta are located. From its main square, the snow-capped mountain Wallqan (6,126 m) is discerned. This mountain is known as the second Waskaran. The city keeps on having still a Hispanic and colonial style, keeping its old casonas. Show Carhuazon the map
CasmaCasma is a city in the Ancash Region, Peru. It is located in the Casma Valley. Its surface has 1 204,85 km². Its people venerate Santa Maria Magdalena and its day is celebrated on July 22. Some of the largest prehistoric monuments around the world are situated in the Casma Valley and in the Sechín Valley. The pyramid, main square, and circular sunken courtyard complexes extend over one kilometer in length. In February 2008 archaeologists uncovered a ceremonial plaza which has been dated to 5,500 years ago, making it one of the oldest structures ever found in the Americas. Show Casmaon the map
ChanquilloChankillo is an ancient monumental complex in the Peruvian coastal desert, found in the Casma-Sechin basin in the Ancash Department of Peru. The ruins include the hilltop Chankillo fort, the nearby Thirteen Towers solar observatory, and residential and gathering areas. The Thirteen Towers have been interpreted as an astronomical observatory built in the 4th century BC. The culture that produced Chankillo is called the Casma/Sechin culture or the Sechin Complex. The site covers about four square kilometres (1.5 square miles) and has been interpreted as a fortified temple. Show Chanquilloon the map
RanrahircaRanrahirca was a village in Peru, alongside the river Santa, near Huascarán, the highest mountain in Peru. It was hit by massive avalanches of snow, rocks and mud, originating on the slopes of Huascarán and triggered by earthquake on 10 January 1962 and on 31 May 1970. Over two thousand people from the village perished in the first earthquake along with the inhabitants of seven nearby settlements. In total about 3,500 died in the disaster. About 20,000 people died in the avalanches that resulted from the second earthquake (known as the 1970 Ancash earthquake). Show Ranrahircaon the map
ChimboteChimbote [tʃimˈbote] (13px listen) is the largest city in the Ancash Region of Peru, and the capital of both Santa Province and Chimbote District. The city is located on the coast in Chimbote Bay, 130 km south of Trujillo and 420 kilometers (260 mi) north of Lima on the North Pan-American highway. It is the start of a chain of important cities on the Peruvian north coast like Trujillo, Chiclayo and Piura. The advantages of this geographic location made Chimbote into a transshipment junction for the Santa River valley. Show Chimboteon the map
Hacienda MojequeMojeque, or Pampa de las Llamas-Moxeke, is a large archaeological site located in the Casma Province of Ancash Region in northern Peru. It contains two large mounds and many smaller mounds. It is only one of the large sites of the Casma/Sechin culture in the Casma and Sechin River valleys. The others are Cerro Sechin, Sechin Alto, and Sechin Bajo. The Sechin River is a tributary of the Casma River. Show Hacienda Mojequeon the map
AijaAija is a town in central Peru, capital of the province Aija in the region Ancash, on the west side of the Cordillera Negra. The famous scientist Santiago Antúnez de Mayolo was born here. In ancient times, the city was one of the centres of Recuay culture. Stone sculpture belonging to Recuay culture has been found at Aija. In fact, Recuay style stone carvings are known as Aija. Show Aijaon the map
AntaAnta is a small village in Anta District, Carhuaz Province, Ancash Region, Peru. It is the district's capital, and lies 9.1 km to the north of the village of Quillo. Anta in Carhuaz should not be confused with the bigger village of Anta, Cusco Region, nor with lots of other small villages with the same name in the regions of Ancash, Arequipa, Ayacucho, Huancavelica and Puno. Show Antaon the map
PamparomasPamparomas is a village in the Pamparomas District of the Huaylas Province in the Ancash Region of Peru. It is the capital of the district with the same name: Pamparomas District. According to the Pamparomas research center, the name comes from the \"Roma\" profile of the surrounding hillsides. Show Pamparomason the map
IchocaIchoca is a small village in the Ancash Region in Peru. It has a population of 200 (1999) and is located in the Marca District, Recuay Province. Ichoca, located high in the Andes (8884 feet / 2707 metres), is believed to be the birthplace of Yma Sumac. Show Ichocaon the map
PiscobambaPiscobamba (from Quechua Pisqupampa, pisqu, p'isqu bird, pampa plain) is a town in central Peru. It is the capital of the Mariscal Luzuriaga Province in the Ancash Region. Show Piscobambaon the map
PomabambaPomabamba (Quechua Pumapampa, puma cougar, pampa large plain, \"cougar plain\") is a town in the Pomabamba District of the Pomabamba Province in the Ancash Region of Peru. Show Pomabambaon the map
ChiquiánChiquián (Quechua Chiqllan) is a town in central Peru. It is the capital of the Bolognesi Province in the Ancash Region. Show Chiquiánon the map
CarásCaraz is a town in the Caraz District in the southeastern part of Huaylas Province of the Ancash Region in Peru. Show Caráson the map
San LuisSan Luis is a town in central Peru, capital of the province Carlos Fermín Fitzcarrald in the region Ancash. Show San Luison the map
LlamellínLlamellín is a town in central Peru, capital of the province Antonio Raimondi in the region Ancash. Show Llamellínon the map
SihuasSihuas is a town in the Sihuas District of the Sihuas Province in the Ancash Region of Peru. Show Sihuason the map
CorongoCorongo is a town in central Peru, capital of the province Corongo in the region Ancash. Show Corongoon the map
CajacayCajacay District is one of fifteen districts of the province Bolognesi in Peru. Show Cajacayon the map
YungayYungay is a town in the Ancash Region in north central Peru, South America. Show Yungayon the map
OcrosOcros is a village in central Peru, capital of the Ocros District. Show Ocroson the map
States, regions, administrative units in Ancash
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HuariHuari is a small town in the Ancash Region in central Peru. It is the seat of the Huari Province. It lies on the eastern slope of the Andean mountain range known as the Cordillera Blanca. The economy of the providence is primarily agricultural, and at least half the population are engaged in subsistence horticulture, raising potatoes, sweet potatoes, other native tubers, quinoa, maize, wheat, barley, tomatoes, peppers, and some other vegetables. Many residential households also raise a few animals, including goats, sheep, pigs, occasionally cattle, guinea pigs (cuy), rabbits, chickens, and ducks. Much of the trade in this rural area is barter.Show on map
Provincia de PomabambaThe Pomabamba Province is one of twenty provinces of the Ancash Region in Peru. It was formerly called Pumapampa (Quechua for \"cougar plain\") and today it is also known as \"The City of Cedars\". It is located at the left bank of the Pomabamba river, at 3,063 meters (10,049 ft) above sea level. It was created by law on February 21, 1861. In this vast region some archaeological sites like Ichik Yaynu, Willkamarka, Runamarka and the gigantic stone constructions of Yaynu were found with features of the Recuay Culture.Show on map
Provincia de Mariscal LuzuriagaThe Mariscal Luzuriaga Province (Spanish mariscal marshal) is one of 20 provinces of the Ancash Region in Peru. It was created by law 12541 on January 12, 1956 and named after the Peruvian marshal and Argentine general Toribio de Luzuriaga Since the Inca roads crossed its territory up to the Ecuador, where its capital Piscobamba is located now, there was a strategic tambo during the Inca's time.Show on map
Provincia de CorongoThe Corongo Province is one of 20 provinces of the Ancash Region in Peru. Its capital is Corongo located at an altitude of 3,141 m (10,305 ft). Corongo is situated in a calm valley where the river of the same name runs. It is bordered by the following provinces: to the north and to the west by Pallasca, to the east by Sihuas and to the south by Huaylas and Santa. At the time of census 2005 the province had 7,786 inhabitants, distributed in the urban zone and mainly in the countryside. The geographical coordinates are 8º30'34\" S and 77º54'37\" W.Show on map
Provincia de HuarazThe Huaraz Province is one of twenty provinces of the Ancash Region in Peru. It was created on August 5, 1857 during the presidency of Ramón Castilla. Geographically, the province is located over the Callejón de Huaylas and the western slopes of the Cordillera Negra.Show on map
AncashAncash (Quechua: Anqash) (Spanish: Áncash Spanish pronunciation: [ˈaŋkaʃ]) is a region of northern Peru. It is bordered by La Libertad Region on the north, Huánuco and Pasco regions on the east, the Lima Region on the south, and the Pacific Ocean on the west. Its capital is the city of Huaraz, and its largest city and port is Chimbote. The name of the region originates from the Quechua word anqash (light, of little weight), from anqas (blue) or from anka (eagle).Show on map
CabanaCabana is a city in Peru. It is the capital of both the Cabana District and the Province of Pallasca in the Ancash Region of northern Peru. Cabana was founded on January 2, 1857, although human habitation there likely predates arrival of the Spanish Conquistadors. The city is divided into four neighborhoods: \n* Huayumaca \n* Pacchamaca \n* San Jerónimo \n* Trujillo Cabana is the birthplace of former President Alejandro Toledo.Show on map
Provincia de SihuasThe Sihuas Province is one of twenty provinces of the Ancash Region in Peru.This province was created by Law nº 13485, dated at January 09 of 1961, when was president of Perou: Manuel Prado. It is bordered by provinces of Huaylas and Corongo on the west, Pallasca Province on the north, La Libertad Region on the east, and Pomabamba Province on the south.Show on map
Provincia de Antonio RaymondiAntonio Raymondi is a province of the Ancash Region in Peru. It is located along the central eastern edge of the Ancash Region, bordering the Huánuco Region.Show on map
Provincia de HuarmeyThe Huarmey Province is one of 20 provinces in the Ancash Region in Peru. It is located around 4 hours by bus from Lima and its main economic activities are agriculture, fishing and mineral shipping.Show on map
Provincia de RecuayThe Recuay Province is one of twenty provinces of the Ancash Region in Peru. Its seat is the town of Recuay.Show on map
Provincia de HuariThe Huari Province is one of twenty provinces of the Ancash Region in Peru. Its seat is Huari.Show on map
Provincia de CarhuazThe Carhuaz Province is one of twenty provinces of the Ancash Region of Peru.Show on map
HuayllabambaHuayllabamba District is one of ten districts of the province Sihuas in Peru.Show on map
CochapetiCochapeti District is one of five districts of the province Huarmey in Peru.Show on map
Provincia de YungayThe Yungay Province is one of twenty provinces of the Ancash Region in Peru.Show on map
Provincia de BolognesiThe Bolognesi Province is one of 20 provinces of the Ancash Region of Peru.Show on map
Provincia de CasmaThe Casma Province is one of twenty provinces of the Ancash Region of Peru.Show on map
Provincia de PallascaThe Pallasca Province is one of 20 provinces of the Ancash Region in Peru.Show on map
Provincia de HuaylasThe Huaylas Province is one of 20 provinces of the Ancash Region in Peru.Show on map
ChimboteChimbote District is one of nine districts of the province Santa in Peru.Show on map
Provincia de AijaThe Aija Province is one of 20 provinces of the Ancash Region in Peru.Show on map
Different buildings in Ancash
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Anta HuarazComandante FAP Germán Arias Graziani Airport (IATA: ATA, ICAO: SPHZ) is a regional airport serving the city of Huaraz, Ancash Region, Peru. The airport is in the Santa River valley, 20 kilometres (12 mi) northwest of Huaraz, at the village of Anta. It is currently served by one scheduled airline, LC Perú, and also receives many private and charter flights. It does not receive large aircraft due to high terrain in all quadrants. The Anta-Huaraz non-directional beacon (Ident: ATA) is located on the field.Show on map
ChimboteTeniente FAP Jaime Montreuil Morales Airport (IATA: CHM, ICAO: SPEO) is an airport serving Chimbote, in the Ancash Region of Peru. It is operated by the civil government and handles many government planes. The Chimbote VOR-DME (Ident: BTE) is located on the field.Show on map
Lakes, rivers, streams and other bodies of water in Ancash
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Laguna ConocochaShow on map
Río SantaThe Santa River (Spanish: Río Santa) is a river in the South American Andes mountain range in the Ancash Region of northwest central Peru.Show on map
Mountains, roads, land forms, forests and other objects in Ancash
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Cordillera NegraThe Cordillera Negra (Spanish for \"black range\") is part of the Cordillera Occidental, one of three mountain ranges in the Andes of west central Peru. It is almost entirely located within the Ancash Region. The Cordillera Negra has rocky peaks with very little winter snowfall. The gullies of the Cordillera Negra are gloomy and dark. Most of them are dry or their flow is scarce. Today the Cordillera Negra is sparsely inhabited by a mainly indigenous population growing wheat, maize and oats at an elevation of well above 4,000 m. The range is rich in mineral resources like gold, silver and copper.Show on map
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Huascaran National ParkHuascarán National Park (Spanish: Parque Nacional Huascarán) is a Peruvian national park that comprises most of the mountain range known as Cordillera Blanca (the world's highest tropical mountain range) which is part of the central Andes, in the region of Ancash. The park covers an area of 340.000 ha (ca. 3.400 km2) and is managed by the Peruvian Network of Protected Natural Areas SERNANP. Huascaran National Park, designated as a World Heritage Site in 1985 by UNESCO, is also a well-known mountaineering spot and harbors a unique biodiversity with emblematic species of plants such as Queen of the Andes, trees of the genera Polylepis and Buddleja, and animals such as spectacled bears, condors, vicunas and tarucas.Show on map
Cerro SechínCerro Sechín (also Sechín de las Estelas) is an archaeological site in Casma Province of Ancash Region in northern Peru. Dating to 1600 BC, the site was discovered by Peruvian archaeologists Julio C. Tello and Toribio Mejía Xesspe on July 1, 1937. Tello believed it was the capital of an entire culture, now known as the Casma/Sechin culture or Sechin complex. Notable features include megalithic architecture with carved figures in bas-relief, which graphically dramatize human sacrifices. Cerro Sechín is situated within the Sechin Alto Complex, as are Sechin Bajo, and Taukachi-Konkan. There is a small on-site museum. The slabs at Cerro Sechin may represent the central Andes' oldest known monumental sculpture.Show on map
Nevado HuascaránHuascarán (Spanish pronunciation: [waskaˈɾan]) is a mountain in the Peruvian province of Yungay (Ancash Region), situated in the Cordillera Blanca range of the western Andes. The highest southern summit of Huascarán (Huascarán Sur) is the highest point in Peru, the northern part of Andes (north of Lake Titicaca) and in all of the Earth's Tropics. Huascarán is the fourth highest mountain in the Western Hemisphere and South America after Aconcagua, Ojos del Salado, and Monte Pissis. The mountain was named after Huáscar, a 16th-century Inca emperor who was the Sapa Inca of the Inca empire.Show on map
Isla BlancaIsla Blanca (Blanca Island) is a volcanic island located at the mouth of Chimbote Bay, near Chimbote, Peru. Administratively it is in Chimbote District, Santa Province, Ancash Region. The island is approximately 3200 m long and 920 m wide. It rises to an altitude of 204 m. Its relief is very rough and rocky. The contours are very steep, especially on the west side of the island. The island is white in appearance due to the deposition of guano by seabirds.Show on map