Landscape near the town Huancavelica
Location of the Huancavelica Region in Peru
|Subdivisions||7 provinces and 94 districts|
|• Governor||Glodoaldo Álvarez Oré|
|• Total||22,131.47 km2 (8,545.01 sq mi)|
|Population (the 2007 census)|
|• Density||21/km2 (53/sq mi)|
|ISO 3166 code||PE-HUV|
Huancavelica (Spanish pronunciation: [waŋkaβeˈlika]) is a region in Peru with an area of 22,131.47 km2 (8,545.01 sq mi) 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.
The region is divided into seven provinces.
- Acobamba Province (Acobamba)
- Angaraes Province (Lircay)
- Castrovirreyna Province (Castrovirreyna)
- Churcampa Province (Churcampa)
- Huancavelica Province (Huancavelica)
- Huaytará Province (Huaytará)
- 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 region is mostly inhabited by indigenous people of Quechua descent.
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 Quechua variety spoken in Huancavelica is Chanka Quechua. The following table shows the results concerning the language learnt first in the Huancavelica Region by province:
|Province||Quechua||Aymara||Asháninka||Another native language||Spanish||Foreign language||Deaf or mute||Total|
The es:Universidad Nacional de Huancavelica is the only university in the region and it has branches in Pampas, Lircay, Acobamba and Castrovirreyna.
The region has two hospitals located in Huancavelica and Pampas. There are clinics and medical post in most of the towns.
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 of Huancayo.
- Lina Medina, world's youngest mother
- Governor: Rubén Alva Ochoa (2015–2018)
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