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

CONTENTS

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

GEOGRAPHY

Some of the highest mountains of the province are listed below:

* 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

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

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
Peru
Census ).

EVENTS

On 21 December 2005, eight Peruvian policemen were killed by Shining Path terrorists. 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.

SEE ALSO

* Aqumayu * Coca
Coca
eradication * Killa Rumi * Qiwllaqucha * Tuna Mach'ay * Wanakawri

REFERENCES

* ^ 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
Wayback Machine
. INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007 * ^ " Peru
Peru
vows to smash \'drug rebels\'". BBC News. 22 December 2005.

EXTERNAL LINKS

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