Huari Province

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Huari
Province
The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Chavín de Huantar
The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Chavín de Huantar
Coat of arms of Huari
Coat of arms
Location of Huari in the Ancash Region
Location of Huari in the Ancash Region
Country Peru
Region Ancash
Capital Huari
Government
 • Mayor Edwards Delfio Vizcarra Zorrilla
Area
 • Total 2,771.9 km2 (1,070.2 sq mi)
Elevation 3,149 m (10,331 ft)
Population
 • Total 59,301
 • Density 21/km2 (55/sq mi)
Website www.munihuari.gob.pe

The Huari Province is one of twenty provinces of the Ancash Region in Peru. Its seat is Huari.

Geography[edit]

The Cordillera Blanca traverses the western part of the province. Some of the highest peaks of the province are Rurichinchay and Wantsan. Other mountains are listed below:[1]

Political division[edit]

Huari is divided into sixteen districts, which are:

DISTRICT MAYOR
Anra Francisco Santiago Bazan
Cajay Elias Morales Mendoza
Chavín de Huantar Justino Zenon Montes Colcas
Huacachi Filoter Americo Montalvo Espinoza
Huacchis Serafin Perez Remigio
Huachis Epifanio Rios Ocaña
Huantar Renan Wilfredo Trejo Garcia
Huari Edwards Delfio Vizcarra Zorrilla
Masin N
Paucas Robert Pompeo Benites Meza
Ponto Hector Anibal Quiñones Ortega
Rahuapampa Pedro Quispe Huallpa
Rapayan Berino Olortegui Urbano
San Marcos Felix Melecio Solorzano Leyva
San Pedro de Chana Juvenil Pompeyo Villajuan Collazos
Uco Teodoro Tarazona Principe

Ethnic groups[edit]

The people in the province are mainly indigenous citizens of Quechua descent. Quechua is the language which the majority of the population (78.05%) learnt to speak in childhood, 21.49% of the residents started speaking using the Spanish language (2007 Peru Census).[2]

Archaeological sites[edit]

The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Chavín de Huantar is the most famous archaeological site of the province.[3] Another remarkable place with cave paintings and stone tombs (chullpa) is Markahirka.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ escale.minedu.gob.pe - UGEL map of the Huari Province (Ancash Region)
  2. ^ inei.gob.pe INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007
  3. ^ (Spanish) Official web site of the Huari Province

External links[edit]

(Spanish) Official web site of the Huari Province


Coordinates: 9°22′08″S 77°14′13″W / 9.36889°S 77.23694°W / -9.36889; -77.23694