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Ayacucho is the capital city of Huamanga Province, Ayacucho Region, Peru. With a population of 140,033, it is one of the most populated cities in Peru. Ayacucho +touristic places ... Ayacucho is a region of Peru, located in the south-central Andes of the country. ...


Ayacucho is famous for its large number of churches and for its religious celebrations during Holy Week. These celebrations include horse races featuring Peruvian Caballos de Paso and the traditional running of the bulls, known locally as the jalatoro or pascuatoro. The jalatoro is similar to the Spanish encierro, except that the bulls are led by horses of the Morochucos. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Horse-racing is an equestrian sporting activity which has been practiced over the centuries; the chariot races of Roman times were an early example, as was the contest of the steeds of the god Odin and the giant Hrungnir in Norse mythology. ... An encierro in Pastrana, Spain. ...


History

Ayacucho was founded on April 25, 1540 as San Juan de la Frontera de Huamanga (St. John on the Huamanga Frontier). On July 3, 1677 the Universidad Nacional San Cristóbal de Huamanga (National University of St. Christopher of Huamanga) was founded at Ayacucho. On February 15, 1825, by decree of Simón Bolívar, the city's name was changed to the original "Ayacucho". April 25 is the 115th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (116th in leap years). ... Events January 6 - King Henry VIII of England marries Anne of Cleves, his fourth Queen consort. ... July 3 is the 184th day of the year (185th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 181 days remaining. ... Events First performance of Racines tragedy, Phèdre Sarah Churchill marries John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough Battle of Cassel, Philippe I of Orléans defeats William of Orange Mary II of England marries William of Orange English Statute of frauds is passed into law Battle of Landskrona Elias... The San Cristóbal of Huamanga National University (in Spanish, Universidad Nacional de San Cristóbal de Huamanga) is a public university located in the city of Ayacucho (formerly known as Huamanga) in southern Perú. The university was first established in 1677 by Cristóbal Castilla y Zamora, the Catholic... February 15 is the 46th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1825 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Simón Bolívar Monument, Sixth Avenue entrance to Central Park, New York City Simón Bolívar Memorial Monument, near Santa Marta, Colombia Equestrian statue of Bolívar on Bolívar Square, Caracas Simón Bolívar Park in Cúcuta, Colombia Simón José Antonio de la Sant...


The city is named after the Battle of Ayacucho. Upon seeing so many casualties on the battlefield, the settlers named the area Ayakuchu, aya meaning "soul" or "dead" and kuchu meaning "purple" in the Quechua language. The Battle of Ayacucho was the last armed clash between Spanish armies and patriots during the Peruvian War of Independence. The battle developed in the nearby pampa of La Quinua on December 9, 1824. The patriot victory sealed the independence of Peru and South America. The Battle of Ayacucho took place during the final phase of Perus War of Independence. ... Quechua (Runa Simi in Quechua; Runa, human + Simi, speech, literally mouth; i. ... The economic crisis favored the indigenous rebellion from 1780 to 1781. ... This article is about the lowland plains in South America. ... December 9 is the 343rd day (344th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1824 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... South America South America is a continent crossed by the equator, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere. ...


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Ayacucho - Peru (376 words)
Ayacucho is the capital of the Ayacucho Region in Peru.
Ayacucho has a current population of 140,500 (2005 estimate), which is an increase from the c.
Ayacucho is known as the city of 33 (colonial) churches, such as Santo Domingo, San Agustin and San Francisco.
Ayacucho - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (260 words)
Ayacucho is the capital city of Huamanga Province, Ayacucho Region, Peru.
Ayacucho is famous for its large number of churches and for its religious celebrations during Holy Week.
The jalatoro is similar to the Spanish encierro, except that the bulls are led by horses of the Morochucos.
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