Huánuco

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Huánuco
Central square in Huánuco
Central square in Huánuco
Flag of Huánuco
Flag
Coat of arms of Huánuco
Coat of arms
Huánuco is located in Peru
Huánuco
Huánuco
Coordinates: 9°55′46.07″S 76°14′22.97″W / 9.9294639°S 76.2397139°W / -9.9294639; -76.2397139
Country  Peru
Region Huánuco
Province Huánuco
Established 1539
Government
 • Mayor Jesús Giles Alipazaga
Elevation 1,880 m (6,170 ft)
Population (2014)
 • Total 172,924

Huánuco (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈwanuko]) is a city in central Peru. It had a population of 75,000 as of 2007[1] 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 passes by Huanuco, communicating Lima-Callao with Tingo Maria and Pucallpa in the Peruvian Amazonia.

Geography[edit]

Climate[edit]

Huánuco has a mild semi-arid climate. The temperatures are pleasant (with warm days and cool nights) throughout the year due to its elevation (1913 mt. - 6275 feet).

Huánuco
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Source: The Weather Channel (in Portuguese)
Plaza of Huánuco with San Sebastián church.

Education[edit]

GUE leoncio Prado[edit]

Universidad Nacional Hermilio Valdizán[edit]

Universidad de Huanuco[edit]

Famous Natives[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ 74.774 according to 2007 census: see

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Coordinates: 9°55′46.07″S 76°14′22.97″W / 9.9294639°S 76.2397139°W / -9.9294639; -76.2397139