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Basic information about Huanuco
Huánuco is a region in central Peru. It is bordered by the La Libertad, San Martín, Loreto and Ucayali regions in the north, the Ucayali Region in the east, the Pasco Region in the south and the Lima and Ancash regions in the west. Its capital is the city Huánuco. Huánuco has a rough topography comprising parts of the Sierra and 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 (4200 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.
Cities, towns & villages in Huanuco
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Tingo MaríaTingo María is the capital of Leoncio Prado Province in the Huánuco Region in central Peru. It has an urban population of around 55,000 (June 2007). Tingo María was considered unreachable until 1936, when the Montaña Road reached the settlement. It was then that the state run Estacion Experimental Agricola was established due to its \"comfortable\" elevation (2,204 ft). In 1942, the U.S. Government began adding more funding to the station, and by 1960 over 40,000 acres (160 km²) of land were under cultivation, especially along the Huallaga River valley where land was level. Coffee was a particularly valuable crop. The city nickname is \"the Door of the Amazonia.\" Show Tingo Maríaon the map
HuánucoHuánuco (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈwanuko]) is a city in central Peru. It had a population of 75,000 as of 2007 and in 2014 it had a population of 172,924. It is the capital of the Huánuco Region and the Huánuco District. It is the seat of the diocese of Huánuco. The metropolitan city of Huanuco is 170,000 hab (2011, urban pop, INEI). It has three districts, Huanuco (head), Amarilis, and Pillco Marca. In this city, the Higueras river meets the Huallaga river, one of the largest rivers in the country.The city of Huánuco was founded by Spanish conquistador Gómez de Alvarado in 1539, in the Inca town of Yarowilca. In 1541, the city was moved to its current location in the Pillco Valley. It is served by the Alférez FAP David Figueroa Fernandini Airport. One of the main highways of the country p Show Huánucoon the map
LauricochaLauricocha is a small parish in the central Andean highlands of Perú. Lauricocha is located at 10°19′20″S 76°40′00″W / 10.32222°S 76.66667°W on the shores of Lago Lauricocha in the Huánuco Region. The parish consists of half a dozen houses, scattered at an elevation of 3,850 m in a sparsely populated area near the village of Antacolpa, and 25 km northwest of Yanahuanca, the capital of the province of Daniel Alcides Carrión. 25 km west of the parish there is Cerro Yerupajá (6,634 m) which is the highest mountain in the Cordillera Huayhuash and among the ten highest summits in South America. Show Lauricochaon the map
La UniónLa Unión is a town in central Peru, capital of the province Dos de Mayo in the region Huánuco.The city is over the Vizcarra river and has two districts, Aguamiro on the right bank and Ripán on the left bank. It has a regional hospital.Close to the city, over a flat highland or meseta (12,000 feet over sea level) is the old famed Inca city called Wanuku Pampa, Wanuku Marka or Wanuku Viejo. The most important festival is by the end of July and it is called \"La Fiesta del Sol\". Show La Uniónon the map
UrpishUrpish (Quechua) is an archaeological site in Peru located in the Huánuco Region, Huamalíes Province, Jircan District. It is situated above the village of Urpish at a height of about 3,474 metres (11,398 ft). The site with 6 m (20 ft) to 8 m (26 ft) high rectangular stone structures is surrounded by an 8 m (26 ft) to 10 m (33 ft) high wall. Some of the stony walls are covered with petroglyphs showing spiral figures and human faces. Show Urpishon the map
AmboAmbo (Quechua: Ampuq) is a town in central Peru. Ambo is the capital of the province Ambo in the region Huánuco. It was the birthplace of Bishop Ricardo Durand Flórez, third Bishop of Callao. Show Amboon the map
JesúsJesús is a town in Central Peru, capital of the province Lauricocha in the region Huánuco. Show Jesúson the map
States, regions, administrative units in Huanuco
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Región de HuánucoHuánuco is a region in central Peru. It is bordered by the La Libertad, San Martín, Loreto and Ucayali regions in the north, the Ucayali Region in the east, the Pasco Region in the south and the Lima and Ancash regions in the west. Its capital is the city Huánuco. Huánuco has a rough topography comprising parts of the Sierra and 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).Show on map
Provincia de Leoncio PradoThe Leoncio Prado Province is one of eleven provinces of the Huánuco Region in Peru. The capital of this province is the city of Tingo María. The province was named after the Peruvian mariner Leoncio Prado Gutiérrez.Show on map
Provincia de MarañónThe Marañón Province is one of eleven provinces of the Huánuco Region in Peru. The capital of this province is the city of Huacrachuco. The province has a population of 23,000 inhabitants as of 2002.Show on map
YarowilcaThe Yarowilca Province is the smallest of eleven provinces of the Huánuco Region in Peru. The capital of this province is the city of Chavinillo.Show on map
Provincia de AmboThe Ambo Province is one of eleven provinces of the Huánuco Region in Peru. The capital of this province is the city of Huacrachuco.Show on map
Provincia de HuamalíesThe Huamalíes Province is one of eleven provinces of the Huánuco Region in Peru. The capital of this province is the city of Llata.Show on map
Provincia de HuánucoThe Huánuco Province is one of 11 provinces of the Huánuco Region in Peru. The capital of the province is the city of Huánuco.Show on map
Provincia de PachiteaThe Pachitea Province is one of eleven provinces of the Huánuco Region in Peru. The capital of this province is Panao.Show on map
Different buildings in Huanuco
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Alférez FAP David Figueroa Fernandini AirportAlférez FAP David Figueroa Fernandini Airport (IATA: HUU, ICAO: SPNC) is an airport serving Huánuco, Peru. It is the most important airport in the Huánuco Region and is operated by the civil government. It is currently served by 2 airlines: LC Perú, which has one daily flight to Lima, offering connections to the rest of the Peru and the world and Star Perú also with daily flights to Lima. Although there are no other regular scheduled services, the airport serves many charter and private flights. The Huanuco non-directional beacon (Ident: NUC) is located on the field.Show on map
Tingo María AirportTingo María Airport (IATA: TGI, ICAO: SPGM) is an airport serving Tingo María, in the Huánuco Region of Peru. The runway is alongside the west bank of the Huallaga River. The Tingo Maria non-directional beacon (Ident: TGM) is located on the field.Show on map
Lakes, rivers, streams and other bodies of water in Huanuco
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Río LauricochaLawriqucha River (Huánuco Quechua lawri bluish, Quechua qucha lake, lagoon, \"bluish lake\", hispanicized spelling Lauricocha) is a river in the Huánuco Region in Peru. It belongs to the watershed of the Marañón River. The river is named after the lake Lawriqucha. Lawriqucha River originates in the Rawra mountain range. It flows along the towns Cauri (Kawri), Jesús and Jivia. Near the town Rondos (Runtus) it meets the Nupe River. This is where the Marañón River nominally begins.Show on map
Laguna CarhuacochaQarwaqucha (Quechua qarwa leaf worm, larva of a beetle; pale, yellowish, golden, qucha lake, hispanicized spelling Carhuacocha) is a lake in Peru located in the Huanuco Region, Lauricocha Province, on the border of the districts of Jesús and Queropalca. It lies on the east side of the Waywash mountain range. The lake is about 1.5 km long and 0.44 km at its widest point.Show on map
Laguna ChinancochaThe Llanganuco Lakes (Llankanuku in Quechua language), Chinancocha and Orconcocha, are situated in the Cordillera Blanca in the Andes of Peru. They are located in Ancash Region, Yungay Province, Yungay District, about 25 km north-east of Yungay. The lakes are part of Huascarán National Park.Show on map
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Mountains, roads, land forms, forests and other objects in Huanuco
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Cordillera HuayhuashThe Cordillera Huayhuash (Waywash Hanka in Ancash Quechua, waywash weasel, hispanicized spellings Huaihuash, Huayhuash. Debated also as huaywa + sh in Ancash Quechua, huaywa = icewind + sh = place, or place of the icy winds) is a mountain range within the Andes of Peru. It is located in the boundaries of the regions of Ancash, Lima and Huanuco.Show on map
Nevado YerupajáYerupajá is a mountain of the Huayhuash mountain range in west central Peru, part of the Andes. At 6,635 metres (21,768 ft) (other sources: 6,617 m (21,709 ft)) it is the second-highest in Peru and the highest in the Waywash mountain range. The summit is the highest point in the Amazon River watershed, and was first reached in 1950 by Jim Maxwell and Dave Harrah, and its northern peak (Yerupajá Norte) in 1968 by the Wellingtonian Roger Bates and Graeme Dingle. Many visitors consider Yerupajá to be the most spectacular peak in South America.Show on map
Tingo Maria National ParkThe Tingo Maria National Park (Spanish: Parque Nacional Tingo María) is located in the José Crespo Y Castillo District, Huánuco Region, Peru. It was established on May 14,1965. Its principal attraction is the Owl Cave (Spanish: Cueva de las Lechuzas) where the guacharos live. The park has an area of 4,777 hectares (18.44 sq mi) with a mountain range named Pumarinri (Quechua for \"cougar ear\") or La Bella Durmiente (Spanish for Sleeping Beauty). National tourists and lovers of nature visit the park daily.Show on map
Nevado Siula GrandeSiula Grande is a mountain in the Waywash mountain range in the Peruvian Andes. It is 6,344 metres (20,814 ft) high and has a subpeak, Siula Chico, 6,260 m (20,540 ft) high.Show on map