Puka Hirka (Huaraz-Yungay)

Puka Hirka (Quechua puka red, hirka mountain,[2] "red mountain", Hispanicized spelling Puca Jirca) is a 4,870-metre-high (15,980 ft) mountain in the Cordillera Negra in the Andes of Peru. It is situated in the Ancash Region, Huaraz Province, on the border of the districts of Cochabamba and Pariacoto, and in the Yungay Province, Shupluy District. It lies southwest of Willka Wayin.[3]

Puka Hirka
Puka Hirka is located in Peru
Puka Hirka
Puka Hirka
Highest point
Elevation4,870 m (15,980 ft) [1]
Coordinates9°25′32″S 77°46′48″W / 9.42556°S 77.78000°W / -9.42556; -77.78000Coordinates: 9°25′32″S 77°46′48″W / 9.42556°S 77.78000°W / -9.42556; -77.78000
LocationPeru, Ancash Region
Parent rangeAndes, Cordillera Negra


  1. ^ "South America Maps". Defense Mapping Agency, Hydrographic/Topographic Center, Washington, D.C. Retrieved October 2, 2015.
  2. ^ "Vocabulario comparativo, quechua ecuatoriano - quechua ancashino - castellano - English, Brighton 2006" (PDF). Robert Beér, Armando Muyolemaj, Dr. Hernán S. Aguilarpaj. Retrieved October 2, 2015.
  3. ^ escale.minedu.gob.pe - UGEL map of the Huaraz Province (Ancash Region)

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