Huánuco

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Huánuco
Wanuku
Caballeros del León de Huánuco
Església de San Sebastián de Huánuco el gener de 2017.jpg
Puente Calicanto - panoramio.jpg
Edifici a la confluència entre el jirón 28 de julio i el pasaje la Merced de Huánuco.jpg
Catedral de Huánuco des de la plaza de Armas.jpg
Parque Santo Domingo, Huánuco.jpg
Templo Blanco de Kotosh amb l'edifici del Templo de las Manos darrera06.jpg
Top:San Sebastian Church and Huanuco San Sebastian Park, Second:Calicaoto Bridge and Huallagu River, A street of July 28 Merced Passage of Huanuco, Third:Huanuco Carthedral and Almas Square, Huanuco Saint Domingo Park, Bottom:Kotosh Ruin and Kotosh Temple of the Crossed Hands (all item of left to right)
Flag of Huánuco
Coat of arms of Huánuco
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
RegionHuánuco
ProvinceHuánuco
Founded15 August 1539
Founded byGómez de Alvarado y Contreras
Government
 • MayorJosé Luis Villavicencio Guardia
(2019-2022)
Elevation
1,880 m (6,170 ft)
Population
 (2017)
 • Total196,627
 • Estimate 
(2015)[1]
175,068
Demonymhuanuqueño/a
Time zoneUTC-5 (PET)
Plaza of Huánuco with San Sebastián church.

Huánuco (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈwanuko]; Quechua: Wanuku) is a city in central Peru. It had a population of 196,627 as of 2017[2] and in 2015 it had a population of 175,068. 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.

History[edit]

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.

Geography[edit]

Climate[edit]

Huánuco has a mild semi-arid climate (Köppen BSh). The temperatures are pleasant throughout the year with very warm days and comfortable nights due to its elevation of 1,913 metres or 6,276 feet.

Climate data for Huánuco (1961-1990)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 26.4
(79.5)
25.8
(78.4)
26.0
(78.8)
26.5
(79.7)
26.7
(80.1)
25.9
(78.6)
25.6
(78.1)
26.3
(79.3)
26.7
(80.1)
27.1
(80.8)
27.2
(81.0)
26.9
(80.4)
26.4
(79.5)
Average low °C (°F) 13.6
(56.5)
13.6
(56.5)
13.5
(56.3)
12.9
(55.2)
12.0
(53.6)
10.0
(50.0)
9.2
(48.6)
10.6
(51.1)
12.2
(54.0)
13.2
(55.8)
13.8
(56.8)
13.8
(56.8)
12.4
(54.3)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 47.5
(1.87)
64.0
(2.52)
62.6
(2.46)
26.5
(1.04)
9.4
(0.37)
3.7
(0.15)
3.8
(0.15)
6.0
(0.24)
13.8
(0.54)
30.3
(1.19)
41.9
(1.65)
44.1
(1.74)
353.6
(13.92)
Source: NOAA[3]

Education[edit]

Schools[edit]

Universities[edit]

Notable people[edit]

Transportation[edit]

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.

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Perú: Población estimada al 30 de junio y tasa de crecimiento de las ciudades capitales, por departamento, 2011 y 2015. Perú: Estimaciones y proyecciones de población total por sexo de las principales ciudades, 2012-2015 (Report). Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informática. March 2012. Retrieved 3 June 2015.
  2. ^ "74.774 according to 2007 census: see". Archived from the original on 5 June 2010. Retrieved 3 April 2010.
  3. ^ "Huánuco Climate Normals 1961-1990". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved 23 April 2015.

External links[edit]

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