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Department of Huancavelica

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Huancavelica (Spanish pronunciation: [waŋkaβeˈlika] (About this soundlisten)) is a department in Peru with an area of 22,131.47 km2 (8,545.01 sq mi) and a population of 347,639 (2017 census). The capital is the city Huancavelica. The region is bordered by the departments of Lima and Ica in the west, Junín in the north, and Ayacucho in the east.

Department of Huancavelica
Landscape near Huancavelica
Landscape near Huancavelica
Flag of Department of Huancavelica
Flag
Official seal of Department of Huancavelica
Seal
Location of the Department of Huancavelica in Peru
Location of the Department of Huancavelica in Peru
Coordinates: 13°01′S 75°05′W / 13.02°S 75.09°W / -13.02; -75.09Coordinates: 13°01′S 75°05′W / 13.02°S 75.09°W / -13.02; -75.09
CountryPeru
Subdivisions7 provinces and 94 districts
CapitalHuancavelica
Government
 • GovernorMaciste Díaz Abad
Area
 • Total22,131.47 km2 (8,545.01 sq mi)
Population
 (2017)
 • Total347,639
 • Density16/km2 (41/sq mi)
UBIGEO
09
ISO 3166 codePE-HUV
Websitewww.regionhuancavelica.gob.pe
View of Pampas in the Tayacaja province
The cathedral of Huancavelica
Scissors Dancers in a regional dance

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Political divisionEdit

The department is divided into seven provinces.

Province (Capital)

  1. Acobamba Province (Acobamba)
  2. Angaraes Province (Lircay)
  3. Castrovirreyna Province (Castrovirreyna)
  4. Churcampa Province (Churcampa)
  5. Huancavelica Province (Huancavelica)
  6. Huaytará Province (Huaytará)
  7. 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.

DemographicsEdit

The region is mostly inhabited by indigenous people of Quechua descent.

LanguagesEdit

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 department of Huancavelica by province:[1]

Province Quechua Aymara Asháninka Another native language Spanish Foreign language Deaf or mute Total
Acobamba 51,338 49 11 10 8,261 - 78 59,747
Angaraes 40,669 62 7 7 10,922 - 56 51,723
Castrovirreyna 4,093 14 1 3 14,168 - 73 18,352
Churcampa 33,025 27 4 19 8,542 3 127 41,747
Huancavelica 73,340 117 28 13 59,544 4 157 133,203
Huaytara 5,670 13 4 3 16,218 2 28 21,938
Tayacaja 63,950 91 23 15 33,900 1 242 98,222
Total 272,085 373 78 70 151,555 10 761 424,932
% 64.03 0.09 0.02 0.02 35.67 0.00 0.18 100.00

EducationEdit

The National University of Huancavelica is the only university in the region and it has branches in Pampas, Lircay, Acobamba and Castrovirreyna.

HealthEdit

The region has two hospitals located in Huancavelica and Pampas. There are clinics and medical post in most of the towns.

TransportationEdit

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.

Notable nativesEdit

AuthoritiesEdit

  • Governor: Rubén Alva Ochoa (2015–2018)

See alsoEdit

SourcesEdit

  1. ^ inei.gob.pe Archived 2013-01-27 at the Wayback Machine INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007

External linksEdit