|— District —|
|Founded||December 29, 1856|
|• Mayor||Fidel Mario Broncano Vasquez|
|Elevation||2,285 m (7,497 ft)|
|Population (1981 census)|
|Time zone||PET (UTC-5)|
The Caraz District (Spanish: Distrito de Caraz) is one of 10 districts of the Huaylas Province in the Ancash Region of Peru. The capital of the district is the city of Caraz. It is located at 2235 msnm. In Caraz the paved road that comes from Pativilca ends.
The snow-capped mountains of Huandoy (6356 m), Santa Cruz (6259 m), Alpamayo (6120 m) and others, constitute a splendid frame for the city. Near Parón lagoon, the snow summits are reflected. There are also mineral-medicinal springs like Colca and Shongor.
Departing from Caraz to the north, the Santa river is crossed to arrive to the famous Cañón del Pato. The Callejón de Huaylas has become narrow between the highest and vertical walls of rock, without any vegetation and, in this stretch, the rocks of the White and Black mountain ranges come closer (less than 5 m of distance).
In Huallanca, 1410 msnm, the hydroelectric power station of the Cañón del Pato is located. In this place, the highway that goes up to Chimbote began. This highway is planned over the ancient embankment of the railroad Chimbote-Huallanca that was destroyed by a cataclysm in 1970. In this place, it also began the highway that leads to the Callejón de Conchucos.
The district was founded by Don Simón Bolívar on December 29, 1856.
The district is located in the south-eastern part of the province at an elevation of 2,285m, 67 km from the regions capital Huaraz.
Political division 
- Cocha marca
- Cruz viva
- L Rinconada
The capital of the Caraz district is the city of Caraz.
See also