Huancavelica Region

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Huancavelica Region
Region
Landscape near the town Huancavelica
Landscape near the town Huancavelica
Official seal of Huancavelica Region
Seal
Location of the Huancavelica Region in Peru
Location of the Huancavelica Region in Peru
Coordinates: 13°01′S 75°05′W / 13.02°S 75.09°W / -13.02; -75.09Coordinates: 13°01′S 75°05′W / 13.02°S 75.09°W / -13.02; -75.09
Country Peru
Subdivisions 7 provinces and 94 districts
Capital Huancavelica
Government
 • President Federico Salas Guevara Schultz
Area
 • Total 22,131.47 km2 (8,545.01 sq mi)
Population (the 2007 census)
 • Total 454,797
 • Density 21/km2 (53/sq mi)
UBIGEO 09
ISO 3166 code PE-HUV
Website www.regionhuancavelica.gob.pe
View of Pampas in the Tayacaja province
The cathedral of Huancavelica
Scissors Dancers in a regional dance

Huancavelica is a region in Peru with an area of 22,131.47 km² and a population of 454,797 (2007 census). The capital is the city Huancavelica. The region is bordered by Lima Region and Ica in the west, Junín in the north, and Ayacucho in the east.

Political division[edit]

The region is divided into seven provinces.

Province (Capital)

  1. Acobamba Province (Acobamba)
  2. Angaraes Province (Lircay)
  3. Castrovirreyna Province (Castrovirreyna)
  4. Churcampa Province (Churcampa)
  5. Huancavelica Province (Huancavelica)
  6. Huaytará Province (Huaytará)
  7. Tayacaja Province (Pampas)

The main cities are Huancavelica, Pampas and Lircay. There are many little districts like Querco in Huancavelica. Querco is a nice little town. Most of the residents are agricultors. They own cattle, sheep, pigs, horses, mules, llamas, goats, chickens, and donkeys.

The People[edit]

The region is mostly inhabited by indigenous people of Quechua descent.

Languages[edit]

According to the 2007 Peru Census, the language learnt first by most of the residents was Quechua (64.03%) followed by Spanish (35.67%). The following table shows the results concerning the language learnt first in the Huancavelica Region by province:[1]

Province Quechua Aymara Asháninka Another native language Spanish Foreign language Deaf or mute Total
Acobamba 51,338 49 11 10 8,261 - 78 59,747
Angaraes 40,669 62 7 7 10,922 - 56 51,723
Castrovirreyna 4,093 14 1 3 14,168 - 73 18,352
Churcampa 33,025 27 4 19 8,542 3 127 41,747
Huancavelica 73,340 117 28 13 59,544 4 157 133,203
Huaytara 5,670 13 4 3 16,218 2 28 21,938
Tayacaja 63,950 91 23 15 33,900 1 242 98,222
Total 272,085 373 78 70 151,555 10 761 424,932
% 64.03 0.09 0.02 0.02 35.67 0.00 0.18 100.00

Education[edit]

The Universidad Nacional de Huancavelica located in Huancavelica is the only university in the region and it has branches in Pampas, Lircay, Acobamba and Castrovirreyna.

Health[edit]

The region has two hospitals located in Huancavelica and Pampas. There are clinics and medical post in most of the towns.

Transportation[edit]

The region is connected with the neighboring regions by national roads, which are paved in most cases. There are regional and local roads that are serving the towns of the regions. Huancavelica has a train service with the city Huancayo.

See also[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ inei.gob.pe INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007

External links[edit]