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Huánuco

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Country  Peru
Province  Huánuco
Elevation  1,880 m (6,170 ft)
Local time  Friday 7:02 AM
Region  Huánuco
Established  1539
Population  149,210 (2007)
Number of airports  1
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Weather  17°C, Wind S at 2 km/h, 85% Humidity
University  Universidad Nacional Hermilio Valdizán
Points of interest  Catedral de Huanuco, MUSEO DE CIENCIAS NATURALES, IGLESIA SAN CRISTOBAL
Clubs and Teams  León de Huánuco, Alianza Universidad

Huánuco ([ˈwanuko]) is a city in central Peru. It had a population of 75,000 as of 2007 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.

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Map of Huanuco, Peru

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).

Schools

  • C.S. Colegio de Ciencias
  • CNA UNHEVAL
  • G.U.E. Leoncio Prado
  • C.S. San Luis Gonzaga
  • Universities

  • Universidad Nacional "Hermilio Valdizán"
  • Universidad Privada "Huánuco"
  • Famous Natives

  • Mariano Ignacio Prado - President and General, born in 1825.
  • Leoncio Prado - Colonel and hero; fought in Cuba and against the Chilean invasion after The War of the Pacific.
  • Javier Pulgar Vidal - Famous geographer, born in Panao Province.
  • Daniel Alomía Robles - Musical composer and ethnologist born in 1871, famous for El Cóndor Pasa
  • Johan Fano- Professional football player
  • References

    Huánuco Wikipedia


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