Huaraz Province

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Huaraz
Location of the province Huaraz in Ancash.PNG
Location of Huaraz in the Ancash region
Country  Peru
Region Ancash
Capital Huaraz
Area
Area
Elevation (capital)
2,492.91 km2 (962.52 sq mi)
3,052 m (10,010 ft)
Population (as of the 2005 Census)
Population
 - Total
 - Density

143,415
57.5 /km2 (149 /sq mi)
Mayor Gelacio Lombardo Mautino Angeles
Subdivisions 12 districts
UBIGEO 0201
Official website
www.munihuaraz.gob.pe

The Huaraz Province is one of twenty provinces of the Ancash Region in Peru. It was created on August 5, 1857 during the presidency of Ramón Castilla.[1] Geographically, the province is located over the Callejón de Huaylas and the western slopes of the Cordillera Negra.

The Regional Museum of Archaeology –known as the biggest lithic museum in South America- is located here. Some other highlights of the province are the Pumacayán hill, the hot springs of Monterrey (at 6 km or 4 mi from the city) and the Wilkawaín ruins, at 13 kilometres (8 mi) to the north of Huaraz, in Paria. There is also a Museum of Miniatures, that is the only one in South America.

At 30 kilometres (20 mi) from Huaraz, by the route HuarazCasma that crosses the Cordillera Negra, there is a the place named Punta Callán in the summit of this mountain range. It offers a panoramic sight of the Cordillera Blanca and the Callejón de Huaylas.[2]

Political division

Huaraz is divided into twelve districts, which are:

DISTRICT MAYOR
Cochabamba Vido Segundo Sanchez Sifuentes
Colcabamba Jonas Micaias Jamanca Carbajal
Huanchay Dioscorides Felix Leon Fernandez
Huaraz Gelacio Lombardo Mautino Angeles
Independencia Gregorio Emiliano Mezarina Paredes
Jangas Wilder Jhon Hinostroza Minaya
La Libertad Didi Raul Maguiña Salazar
Olleros Sixto Feliciano Blacido Leon
Pampas Inocencio Nemecio Villafuerte Colonia
Pariacoto Artemio Mejia Ramos
Pira Oscar Augusto Morales Salazar
Tarica Fredy Hildo Chinchay Salazar

References

  1. Alberto Tauro del Pino, Enciclopedia Ilustrada del Perú, vol. VIII, p. 1220.
  2. http://www.mundoandino.com/Peru/Huaraz-Province

External links


es:Provincia de Huaraz lt:Uaraso provincija pt:Huaraz (província) qu:Waras pruwinsya war:Huaraz (lalawigan)

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