Location of Huaraz in the Ancash region
| 2,492.91 km2 (962.52 sq mi)|
3,052 m (10,010 ft)
|Population (as of the 2005 Census)|
57.5 /km2 (149 /sq mi)
|Mayor||Gelacio Lombardo Mautino Angeles|
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. 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 Huaraz–Casma 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.
Huaraz is divided into twelve districts, which are:
|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|
- (Spanish) Official web site of the Huaraz Province