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Huánuco (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈwanuko]) 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.

Huánuco

Wanuku
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
Flag of Huánuco
Flag
Coat of arms of Huánuco
Coat of arms
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
Demonym(s)huanuqueño/a
Time zoneUTC-5 (PET)
Plaza of Huánuco with San Sebastián church.

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HistoryEdit

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.

GeographyEdit

ClimateEdit

Huánuco has a mild semi-arid climate. The temperatures are pleasant (with warm days and cool nights) throughout the year due to its elevation (1913 mt. - 6275 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 precipitation 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]

EducationEdit

Notable peopleEdit

TransportationEdit

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 alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  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
  3. ^ "Huánuco Climate Normals 1961–1990". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved 23 April 2015.

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