The Info List - Huánuco Province

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The Huánuco
Province is one of 11 provinces of the Huánuco Region
Huánuco Region
in Peru. The capital of the province is the city of Huánuco.


1 Geography 2 Political division 3 Ethnic groups 4 Events 5 See also 6 References 7 External links

Geography[edit] Some of the highest mountains of the province are listed below:[1][2]

Allqay Apu Hirka Punta Awkin Punta Hanka Punta Hatun Hirka Hatun P'unqu Khuchi Mach'ay Luychuqucha Mach'ay Mataqucha Millpu Millpu Punta Munti Wasi Phiruruyuq Qalluqucha Qiwllaqucha (Cayrán-Chaulán) Qiwllaqucha (Chaulán) Runtuqucha Punta Saqra Waqra Saqsa Punta Tuqtuqucha Punta Wallpa Wasi Waman Qaqa Yanashallash Yawarqucha Yuraq Qaqa

Political division[edit] The province is divided into twelve districts.

Amarilis (Paucarbamba) Chinchao (Acomayo) Churubamba (Churubamba) Huánuco
(Huánuco) Margos (Margos) Pillco Marca (Cayhuayna) Quisqui (Huancapallac) San Francisco de Cayrán (Cayrán) San Pedro de Chaulán (Chaulán) Santa María del Valle (Santa María del Valle) Yacus Yarumayo (Yarumayo)

Ethnic groups[edit] The province is inhabited by indigenous citizens of Quechua descent. Spanish is the language which the majority of the population (75.97%) learnt to speak in childhood, 23.74% of the residents started speaking using the Quechua language
Quechua language
(2007 Peru
Census).[3] Events[edit] On 21 December 2005, eight Peruvian policemen were killed by Shining Path terrorists.[4] The policemen were involved in the government's efforts of destroying coca crops. On 19 November 2009, Peruvian policemen reported apprehending gang members suspected of killing people in Huanuco Province for their fat and selling the fat on the black market for use in cosmetics in Europe. Three suspects confessed to killing 5 people and told the police that the fat was worth $60,000 a gallon. At least 60 people are reported missing this year in Huanuco Province. [1] See also[edit]

Aqumayu Coca
eradication Killa Rumi Qiwllaqucha Tuna Mach'ay Wanakawri


^ escale.minedu.gob.pe - UGEL map of the Huánuco
Province (Huánuco Region) ^ escale.minedu.gob.pe - UGEL map of the Dos de Mayo Province ( Huánuco
Region) ^ inei.gob.pe Archived 2013-01-27 at the Wayback Machine. INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007 ^ " Peru
vows to smash 'drug rebels'". BBC News. 22 December 2005. 

External links[edit]

(in Spanish) www.huanuco.mp.gob.pe Official province web site

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Provinces of Huánuco
Region Peru

Ambo Dos de Mayo Huacaybamba Huamalíes Huánuco Lauricocha Leoncio Prado Marañón Pachitea Puerto Inca Yarowilca

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Coordinates: 9°55′00″S 76°14′00″W / 9.9167°S 76.2334°W /