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Huarochirí Province (in hispanicized spelling) or Waruchiri[1] is located in the Lima Region of Peru. Its capital is Matucana. The western section is part of the Lima Metropolitan Area.

Huarochirí
Waruchiri
The train from Lima to La Oroya between Chinchan and the Antikuna pass
The train from Lima to La Oroya between Chinchan and the Antikuna pass
Coat of arms of Huarochirí Waruchiri
Coat of arms
Location of Huarochirí Waruchiri in the Lima Region
Location of Huarochirí
Waruchiri in the Lima Region
CountryPeru
RegionLima
CapitalMatucana
Government
 • MayorEveling Geovanna Feliciano Ordoñez
(2019-2022)
Area
 • Total5,657.93 km2 (2,184.54 sq mi)
Elevation
2,378 m (7,802 ft)
Population
 • Total58,145
 • Density10/km2 (27/sq mi)
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GeographyEdit

The La Viuda and Paryaqaqa or Waruchiri mountain ranges and the Cordillera de la Corte traverse the province. One of the highest peaks of the province is Paryaqaqa at 5,750 metres (18,865 ft) above sea level. Other mountains are listed below:[2]

Political divisionEdit

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Teofilo Laime Ajacopa, Diccionario Bilingüe Iskay simipi yuyayk'ancha, La Paz, 2007 (Quechua-Spanish dictionary)
  2. ^ escale.minedu.gob.pe - UGEL map of the Huarochirí Province (Lima Region)


Coordinates: 11°50′41″S 76°23′02″W / 11.844682°S 76.383777°W / -11.844682; -76.383777