Huánuco

Huánuco
Església de San Sebastián de Huánuco el gener de 2017.jpg
Puente Calicanto - panoramio.jpg
Edifici a la confluència entre el jirón 28 de julio i el pasaje la Merced de Huánuco.jpg
Catedral de Huánuco des de la plaza de Armas.jpg
Parque Santo Domingo, Huánuco.jpg
Templo Blanco de Kotosh amb l'edifici del Templo de las Manos darrera06.jpg
Flag of Huánuco
Flag
Coat of arms of Huánuco
Coat of arms
Huánuco is located in Peru
Huánuco
Huánuco
Coordinates: 9°55′46.07″S 76°14′22.97″W / 9°55′46.07″S 76°14′22.97″W / -9.9294639; -76.2397139
Country Peru
RegionHuánuco
ProvinceHuánuco
Established1539
Government
 • MayorJesús Giles Alipazaga
Elevation1,880 m (6,170 ft)
Population
 • Estimate (2015)[1]175,068

Huánuco (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈwanuko]) is a city in central Peru. It had a population of 75,000 as of 2007[2] and in 2014 it had a population of 172,924. It is the capital of the Huánuco Region and the Huánuco District. It is the seat of the diocese of Huánuco. The metropolitan city of Huanuco is 170,000 hab (2011, urban pop, INEI). It has three districts, Huanuco (head), Amarilis, and Pillco Marca. In this city, the Higueras river meets the Huallaga river, one of the largest rivers in the country.The city of Huánuco was founded by Spanish conquistador Gómez de Alvarado in 1539, in the Inca town of Yarowilca. In 1541, the city was moved to its current location in the Pillco Valley. It is served by the Alférez FAP David Figueroa Fernandini Airport. One of the main highways of the country passes by Huanuco, communicating Lima-Callao with Tingo Maria and Pucallpa in the Peruvian Amazonia.

Geography

Climate

Huánuco has a mild semi-arid climate. The temperatures are pleasant (with warm days and cool nights) throughout the year due to its elevation (1913 mt. - 6275 feet).

Climate data for Huánuco (1961–1990)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 26.4
(79.5)
25.8
(78.4)
26.0
(78.8)
26.5
(79.7)
26.7
(80.1)
25.9
(78.6)
25.6
(78.1)
26.3
(79.3)
26.7
(80.1)
27.1
(80.8)
27.2
(81)
26.9
(80.4)
26.4
(79.5)
Average low °C (°F) 13.6
(56.5)
13.6
(56.5)
13.5
(56.3)
12.9
(55.2)
12.0
(53.6)
10.0
(50)
9.2
(48.6)
10.6
(51.1)
12.2
(54)
13.2
(55.8)
13.8
(56.8)
13.8
(56.8)
12.4
(54.3)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 47.5
(1.87)
64.0
(2.52)
62.6
(2.465)
26.5
(1.043)
9.4
(0.37)
3.7
(0.146)
3.8
(0.15)
6.0
(0.236)
13.8
(0.543)
30.3
(1.193)
41.9
(1.65)
44.1
(1.736)
353.6
(13.921)
Source: NOAA[3]
Plaza of Huánuco with San Sebastián church.
Other Languages
العربية: هانوكو
Aymar aru: Wanuku
Deutsch: Huánuco
español: Huánuco
Esperanto: Ŭanuko
euskara: Huánuco
فارسی: اوانوکو
français: Huánuco
한국어: 우아누코
Bahasa Indonesia: Huánuco
ქართული: უანუკო
lietuvių: Huanukas
magyar: Huánuco
македонски: Уануко
Nederlands: Huánuco (stad)
日本語: ワヌコ
norsk nynorsk: Huánuco
polski: Huánuco
português: Huánuco
română: Huánuco
Runa Simi: Wanuku
русский: Уануко
Simple English: Huánuco
suomi: Huánuco
svenska: Huánuco
українська: Уануко
اردو: وانوکو
Volapük: Huánuco
Winaray: Huánuco
中文: 瓦努科