Huaral Province

The Huaral Province is one of the nine provinces in the Lima Region of Peru. It was created by Law No. 21488 on May 11, 1976 by president Francisco Morales Bermúdez out of eight districts of the Canta Province and four of the Huaura Province.[1] Geographically, its territory extends around the valley of the Chancay River from the mountainous frontier of the Pasco Region and Junín Region up to the Pacific Ocean.[2]

Huaral
Municipalidad Peru Lima Huaral.jpg
Flag of Huaral
Flag
Coat of arms of Huaral
Coat of arms
Location of Huaral in the Lima Region
Location of Huaral in the Lima Region
CountryPeru
RegionLima
FoundedMay 11, 1976
CapitalHuaral
Government
 • MayorJaime Uribe Ochoa
(2019-2022)
Area
 • Total3,655.7 km2 (1,411.5 sq mi)
Population
 • Total183,898
 • Density50/km2 (130/sq mi)
UBIGEO1506
WebsiteOfficial Website

GeographyEdit

The Puwaq Hanka mountain range traverses the province. Some of the highest peaks of the province are listed below:[3]

  • Allqay
  • Anta Chuku
  • Anta Qullpa
  • Asul Urqu
  • Asulqucha
  • Chunta
  • Chunta Pata
  • Janq'u Q'awa
  • Kuntur Wank'a
  • Kusuruqucha
  • Llank'i
  • Mina Wayllay
  • Misapata
  • Miyu
  • Mut'i
  • Parqash
  • Pataqucha
  • Pinkuylluyuq
  • Pirwa Hirka
  • Puka Qaqa
  • Pumaqucha
  • Purum Marka
  • Puwaq Hanka
  • Quncha
  • Qharmin
  • Q'ara Suqu
  • Tunshuq
  • Turmanya
  • Uqshapata
  • Wamanripa
  • Wamp'u Qalla
  • Wanaku Punta
  • Wank'a Hankalla Qullqa
  • Waqramarka
  • Waru Kancha
  • Wayllay
  • Yaku Pampa
  • Yana Kancha
  • Yana Qaqa
  • Yana Uqa Punta
  • Yana Uqhu
  • Yana Uqsha
  • Yanaqucha
  • Yunkan
  • Yuraq Wank'a

Political divisionEdit

The province is divided into twelve districts (Spanish: distritos, singular: distrito):

AttractionsEdit

  • Lomas de Lachay - national reserve.
  • Huando oranges were Huaral's most important products in the 20th century.
  • Thermal baths of Collpa.

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ (in Spanish) Municipalidad Provincial de Huaral, Huaral provincia. Retrieved on November 3, 2007.
  2. ^ (in Spanish) Municipalidad Provincial de Huaral, Ubicación geográfica. Retrieved on November 3, 2007.
  3. ^ escale.minedu.gob.pe - UGEL map of the Huaral Province (Lima Region)

Coordinates: 11°30′S 77°12′W / 11.500°S 77.200°W / -11.500; -77.200