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HUáNUCO (Spanish pronunciation: ) is a region in central Peru
Peru
. It is bordered by the La Libertad , San Martín , Loreto and Ucayali regions in the north, the Ucayali Region in the east, the Pasco Region in the south and the Lima and Ancash regions in the west. Its capital is the city Huánuco
Huánuco
.

Huánuco
Huánuco
has a rough topography comprising parts of the Sierra and the High Jungle (mountain rim) regions. Being equidistant from the north and the south of the country, it has the privilege of having a mild weather with an average annual temperature of 20°C (68°F).

This region is important for its geographical location, history, and for the richness of its land, where the presence of man goes back to ancient times. El Hombre de Lauricocha (Man of Lauricocha ) is among the most distinctive examples, dating from 10,000 BC, as well as Kotosh, where vestiges of the oldest settlement in the Americas
Americas
(4200 BC) took place.

Several ethnic groups inhabited this region. However, after a severe resistance, they started to incorporate as part of the Inca empire
Inca empire
. Huánuco
Huánuco
then became part of the Cusco-Cajamarca-Cusco route.

In the beginning of the 19th century, during the emancipation process, Huánuco
Huánuco
was one of the first cities to promote Peru's independence. Moreover, a first oath took place in this city on December 15, 1820, after several uprisings in Huamalíes, Huallanca and Ambo.

CONTENTS

* 1 Political division

* 2 The People

* 2.1 Languages

* 3 Places of interest * 4 References * 5 External links

POLITICAL DIVISION

Map of the Huánuco
Huánuco
region showing its provinces

The region is divided into 11 provinces (Spanish : provincias, singular: provincia), which are composed of 75 districts (distritos, singular: distrito).

The provinces, with their capitals in parentheses, are:

* Ambo (Ambo ) * Dos de Mayo (La Unión ) * Huacaybamba (Huacaybamba ) * Huamalíes (Llata ) * Huánuco
Huánuco
( Huánuco
Huánuco
) * Lauricocha (Jesús ) * Leoncio Prado ( Tingo María ) * Marañón (Huacrachuco ) * Pachitea (Panao ) * Puerto Inca (Puerto Inca ) * Yarowilca (Chavinillo )

THE PEOPLE

LANGUAGES

According to the 2007 Peru
Peru
Census , the language learned first by most of the residents was Spanish (70.92%) followed by Quechua (28.56%). The Quechua variety spoken in Huánuco
Huánuco
is Huánuco
Huánuco
Quechua . The following table shows the results concerning the language learnt first in the Huánuco
Huánuco
Region by province:

PROVINCE QUECHUA AYMARA ASHáNINKA ANOTHER NATIVE LANGUAGE SPANISH FOREIGN LANGUAGE DEAF OR MUTE TOTAL

Ambo 13,141 30 9 5 38,840 2 86 52,113

Dos de Mayo 17,399 20 5 11 26,102 6 91 43,634

Huacaybamba 14,920 19 2 2 3,869 1 106 18,919

Huamalies 32,873 44 6 6 28,511 4 226 61,670

Huanuco 60,281 177 73 62 192,886 54 369 253,902

Leoncio Prado 8,990 78 30 82 99,915 19 178 109,292

Marañon 6,073 8 4 7 18,367 - 82 24,541

Pachitea 26,229 56 9 14 29,415 - 107 55,830

Puerto Inca 1,582 81 545 731 25,541 2 59 28,541

Lauricocha 3,415 17 4 8 29,481 - 23 32,948

Yarowilca 18,308 30 6 2 11,633 - 49 30,028

TOTAL 203,211 560 693 930 504,560 88 1,376 711,418

% 28.56 0.08 0.10 0.13 70.92 0.01 0.19 100.00

PLACES OF INTEREST

* Awkillu Waqra * Awkimarka * El Sira Communal Reserve
El Sira Communal Reserve
* Qillqay Mach\'ay * Waywash mountain range

REFERENCES

* ^ Official website of INEI * ^ inei.gob.pe Archived 2013-01-27 at the Wayback Machine
Wayback Machine
. INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007

EXTERNAL LINKS

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