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Encyclopedia > Ayacucho region

Ayacucho is a region of Peru, located in the south-central Andes of the country. Its capital is the city of Ayacucho. The region was one of the hardest hit by terrorism during the 1980s during the guerrilla war waged by Shining Path. The Political division of Peru has changed from time to time, beginning during the time after the nation obtained independence from Spain, until the present-day country. ... This article is about the mountain system in South America; for other uses, see Andes (disambiguation). ... Ayacucho is the capital of the department of Ayacucho in Peru. ... Definitions of terrorism include fearmongering for political gain and the unconventional use of violence against civilians. ... The 1980s decade refers to the years from 1980 to 1989, inclusive. ... Guerrilla War redirects here. ... Shining Path (Sendero Luminoso in spanish) is a Maoist guerrilla insurgent organization in Peru; followers are generally called Senderistas. ...


A referendum will be held on October 30, 2005 to decide whether the region will merge with the current regions of Ica and Huancavelica to form the new Ica-Ayacucho-Huancavelica Region, as part of the decentralization process in Peru. A referendum (plural: referendums or referenda) or plebiscite is a direct vote in which an entire electorate is asked to either accept or reject a particular proposal. ... October 30 is the 303rd day of the year (304th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 62 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Ica is a region in Peru. ... Huancavelica is a department in Peru. ... Decentralization in Peru has long been a major issue in the government agenda. ...

Región Ayacucho
Logo of the Ayacucho regional government, Peru
Location of the Ayacucho region in Peru
See other Peruvian regions
President Omar Quesada Martínez
Capital Ayacucho
Largest city
Area 43,814.8 km²
Population
  - Total
  - Density

5 507 51 (2002 estimate)
12.6/km²
Subdivisions 11 provinces and 109 districts
Elevation
  - Lowest
  - Highest

1800 m (Otoca)
3645 m (Chalcos)
Latitude
Longitude
12º7'7" S to N/A
74º23'5" to 75º8'16" W
Main resources Potatoe, wheat, olluco, barley, sheep and handicrafts.
Poverty rate 72.5%
Percentage of country's GDP 0.65%
Dialing code 066
ISO 3166-2 PE-AYA
Official website: www.regionayacucho.gob.pe
"La casa de las brujas" geological formation

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Political division

The region is divided into 3 provinces (Spanish: provincias, singular: provincia), which are composed of 12 districts (distritos, singular: distrito).


The provinces, with their capitals in parenthesis, are:

  1. Cangallo (Cangallo)
  2. Huamanga (Ayacucho)
  3. Huanca Sancos (Sancos)
  4. Huanta (Huanta)
  5. La Mar (San Miguel)
  6. Lucanas (Puquío)
  7. Parinacochas (Coracora)
  8. Paucar del Sara Sara (Pausa)
  9. Sucre (Querobamba)
  10. Víctor Fajardo (Huancapí)
  11. Vilcas Huamán (Vilcas Huamán)

Ayacucho +touristic places ... Ayacucho is the capital of the department of Ayacucho in Peru. ... Huanca Sancos is a province in central Ayacucho, Peru. ... Huanta is the nothern-most province in Ayacucho, Peru. ... San Miguel is: San Miguel is a town in San Luis Obispo County in California San Miguel is the name of a county in New Mexico San Miguel is the name of a town in the Philippine province of Leyte A city in Tabasco is called San Miguel The biggest... Lucanas is the largest province in Ayacucho, Peru. ... Paucar del Sara Sara is a province in south-west corner of Ayacucho, Peru. ... See Pausha for the Hindu month Pausa (Latin for break) in linguistics refers to the end of an utterance. ...

External links

  • Ayacucho Regional Government official website
  • Ayacucho Facts and Information
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Amazonas | Ancash | Apurímac | Arequipa | Ayacucho | Cajamarca | Callao | Cusco | Huancavelica | Huánuco | Ica | Junín | La Libertad | Lambayeque | Lima | Loreto | Madre de Dios | Moquegua | Pasco | Piura | Puno | San Martín | Tacna | Tumbes | Ucayali The Political division of Peru has changed from time to time, beginning during the time after the nation obtained independence from Spain, until the present-day country. ... Large flag of Peru File links The following pages link to this file: Football World Cup Latin America Organization of American States Politics of Peru Aston Villa F.C. Freedom House Football World Cup 1930 PSV Eindhoven User:AntonioMartin List of Peruvians Football World Cup 1970 Football World Cup 1978... Amazonas is a region in northern Peru. ... See other Peruvian regions President Ricardo Narváez Soto Capital Huaraz Largest city Chimbote Area 35,039. ... See other Peruvian regions President Luis Barra Capital Abancay Area 20,895. ... See other Peruvian regions President Daniel Vera Capital Arequipa Largest city Area 63,345. ... Cajamarca is a department in Peru. ... Categories: Departments of Peru ... See other Peruvian regions President Carlos R. Cuaresma Capital Cusco Area 71,986. ... Huancavelica is a department in Peru. ... Huánuco is a region in central Peru. ... Ica is a region in Peru. ... Junín is a region in the central highlands of Peru. ... La Libertad is a region in northwestern Peru. ... Lambayeque is a region in northwestern Peru, known for its rich Chimú and Moche historical past. ... See other Peruvian regions President Miguel Ángel Mufarech Capital Huacho Area 32,126. ... Loreto is Perus northernmost region. ... Madre de Dios is a region in southeastern Peru, bordering Brazil, Bolivia and the Peruvian regions of Puno, Cusco and Ucayali. ... Moquegua is one of the 25 regions of Peru. ... Pasco is a department in Peru. ... Piura is a coastal region in northwestern Peru. ... Puno is a department in Peru. ... San Martín is a region in Peru. ... Tacna is Perus southernmost region. ... Tumbes is a coastal region in northwestern Peru. ... Categories: Stub | Departments of Peru ...

The Lima Province is not part of any of the twenty-five regions.

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Ayacucho - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (262 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.
INCALINK AYACUCHO (735 words)
As of that historical event, the nearby city of Huamanga adopted the name of Ayacucho, which became the capital of the province carrying that same name.
The province or department of Ayacucho is a hilly territory, ripe with low mountains and narrow valleys covered with all types of cactus.
Around the year 500, large factories that produced multicolored ceramics, influenced by the handicraft made in Nazca and by the religious symbols of Tiawanaku (currently Bolivia), became the center of a great empire that dominated all the highlands and coast of what is today Peru.
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