Recuay District

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Country  Peru
Region Ancash
Province Recuay
Capital Recuay, Peru
 • Mayor Milton Duck León Vergara
 • Total 142.96 km2 (55.20 sq mi)
Elevation 3,394 m (11,135 ft)
Population (2005 census)
 • Total 5,186
 • Density 36/km2 (94/sq mi)
Time zone PET (UTC-5)
UBIGEO 021701

Recuay District is one of ten districts of the province Recuay in Peru.[1]

Its capital is the town of Recuay in the Callejón de Huaylas Valley.

Recuay culture[edit]

The Recuay culture was a highland culture of Peru that flourished in 200 BC-600 AD and was related to the Moche culture of the north coast. It is named after the Recuay area.

The Recuay area is very close to the earlier Chavin culture centre of Chavin de Huantar that lies just to the west. Thus, the Recuay originally occupied much of the territory of the Chavin, and were greatly influenced by them.

The culture especially flourished in the Callejón de Huaylas region, and along the Marañón River. It also spread to the valleys of the Santa, Casma and Huarmey rivers. To the north, it reached the area of Pashash, in Pallasca. Willkawayin was one of their important settlements.

See also[edit]


  • Lau, George F., Andean expressions : art and archaeology of the Recuay culture. Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, 2011
  • Lau, G. F. (2004). "The Recuay Culture of Peru's North- Central Highlands: A Reappraisal of Chronology and Its Implications". Journal of Field Archaeology. 29: 177. doi:10.1179/jfa.2004.29.1-2.177. 

Coordinates: 9°43′01″S 77°28′01″W / 9.71694°S 77.46694°W / -9.71694; -77.46694