Jesús, Peru

Jesús is a town in Central Peru, capital of the province Lauricocha in the region Huánuco.[1]

Jesús
Village
Jesús is located in Peru
Jesús
Jesús
Coordinates: 10°02′02″S 76°34′55″W / 10.03389°S 76.58194°W / -10.03389; -76.58194
Country Peru
RegionHuánuco
ProvinceLauricocha
DistrictJesús
Government
 • MayorHeriberto Hilarion Estrada Muñoz
Elevation
3,486 m (11,437 ft)
Time zoneUTC-5 (PET)

GeographyEdit

LocationEdit

Its coordinates are: 10°4'38.23 latitude south and 76º37'43.87 longitude west. It is located on the left side of the Lauricocha River (Nucon Valley, looking south to north), at an elevation of 3486 meters above mean sea level.

RoadsEdit

You can reach the town by one of three ways:

TourismEdit

Because of its location on the banks of the river Lauricocha (which gives rise to the Marañón River near the town of Rondos, to join the river Nupe), it is the starting point to visit the lagoon Lauricocha. Also, from the top of the hills that surround it, it is possible to observe on clear days the Cordillera Huayhuash in the southwest.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ (in Spanish) Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informática. Banco de Información Digital Archived 2008-04-23 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved March 2, 2008.

Coordinates: 10°02′02″S 76°34′55″W / 10.03389°S 76.58194°W / -10.03389; -76.58194