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Huánuco

Huánuco
Central square in Huánuco
Central square in Huánuco
Flag of Huánuco
Flag
Coat of arms of Huánuco
Coat of arms
Huánuco is located in Peru
Huánuco
Coordinates:
Country  Peru
Region Huánuco
Province Huánuco
Established 1539
Government
 • Mayor Jesús Giles Alipazaga
Elevation 1,880 m (6,170 ft)
Population
 • Estimate (2015)[1] 175,068

Huánuco (Spanish pronunciation: ) is a city in central Peru. It had a population of 75,000 as of 2007[2] and in 2014 it had a population of 172,924. It is the capital of the Huánuco Region and the Huánuco District. It is the seat of the diocese of Huánuco. The metropolitan city of Huanuco is 170,000 hab (2011, urban pop, INEI). It has three districts, Huanuco (head), Amarilis, and Pillco Marca. In this city, the Higueras river meets the Huallaga river, one of the largest rivers in the country. The city of Huánuco was founded by Spanish conquistador Gómez de Alvarado in 1539, in the Inca town of Yarowilca. In 1541, the city was moved to its current location in the Pillco Valley. It is served by the Alférez FAP David Figueroa Fernandini Airport. One of the main highways of the country passes by Huanuco, communicating Lima-Callao with Tingo Maria and Pucallpa in the Peruvian Amazonia.

Contents

  • Geography 1
    • Climate 1.1
  • Education 2
    • Schools 2.1
    • Universities 2.2
  • Famous Natives 3
  • See also 4
  • Notes 5
  • External links 6

Geography

Climate

Huánuco has a mild semi-arid climate. The temperatures are pleasant (with warm days and cool nights) throughout the year due to its elevation (1913 mt. - 6275 feet).

Climate data for Huánuco (1961–1990)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 26.4
(79.5)
25.8
(78.4)
26.0
(78.8)
26.5
(79.7)
26.7
(80.1)
25.9
(78.6)
25.6
(78.1)
26.3
(79.3)
26.7
(80.1)
27.1
(80.8)
27.2
(81)
26.9
(80.4)
26.4
(79.5)
Average low °C (°F) 13.6
(56.5)
13.6
(56.5)
13.5
(56.3)
12.9
(55.2)
12.0
(53.6)
10.0
(50)
9.2
(48.6)
10.6
(51.1)
12.2
(54)
13.2
(55.8)
13.8
(56.8)
13.8
(56.8)
12.4
(54.3)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 47.5
(1.87)
64.0
(2.52)
62.6
(2.465)
26.5
(1.043)
9.4
(0.37)
3.7
(0.146)
3.8
(0.15)
6.0
(0.236)
13.8
(0.543)
30.3
(1.193)
41.9
(1.65)
44.1
(1.736)
353.6
(13.921)
Source: NOAA[3]
Plaza of Huánuco with San Sebastián church.

Education

Schools

Universities

Famous Natives

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Perú: Población estimada al 30 de junio y tasa de crecimiento de las ciudades capitales, por departamento, 2011 y 2015. Perú: Estimaciones y proyecciones de población total por sexo de las principales ciudades, 2012-2015 (Report) (Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informática). March 2012. Retrieved 2015-06-03. 
  2. ^ 74.774 according to 2007 census: see
  3. ^ "Huánuco Climate Normals 1961–1990".  

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