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Encyclopedia > Huancavelica region

Huancavelica is a department in Peru. Area: 22,131 km2. Population: 385,162 (1993 census). The capital is the city of Huancavelica.

The department is divided in 7 provinces.

Province (Capital)

  1. Acobamba (Acobamba)
  2. Angaraes (Lircay)
  3. Castrovirreyna (Castrovirreyna)
  4. Churcampa (Churcampa)
  5. Huancavelica (Huancavelica)
  6. Huaytara (Huaytara)
  7. Tayacaja (Pampas)

Peru | Political division
Regions of Peru
Amazonas | Ancash | Apurímac | Arequipa | Ayacucho | Cajamarca | Callao | Cusco | Huancavelica | Huánuco | Ica | Junín | La Libertad | Lambayeque | Lima Metropolitana | Lima Provincias | Loreto | Madre de Dios | Moquegua | Pasco | Piura | Puno | San Martín | Tacna | Tumbes | Ucayali

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Huancavelica, the highlands of Peru, Part I (649 words)
A trip to the Department of Huancavelica, which we describe here in an attempt to prolong the experience, was a search for a part of Peru where the sun and the road are impossible to forget.
The railway from Huancayo to Huancavelica is varied: always parallel to the river Mantaro among green and relatively gentle mountains it climbs up to the capital of the Department situated at just over 12,000 feet.
Izcuchaca (from izcu, chalk and chaca, bridge) is an old district of Huancavelica, which has seen key moments in the history of the country.
Trafico on Line Peru Viajes y Turismo Huancavelica (1421 words)
The department of Huancavelica is in the midst of the south central Sierra region of the country.
Unlike other Peruvian regions and cities in which the Spanish left traces of their influence, Huancavelica was only a crossing route in the conquest of the empire.
Huancavelica set asides the month of May to pay tribute to the sacred symbol of the Cross found in the different hills in the area.
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