Santísima Trinidad de Huancayo
Holy Trinity of Huancayo
Catedral huancayo.jpg
Real plaza.JPG
Parque de la Identidad Wanka, Huancayo, Perú 03.jpg
Pabellón de Administración y Gobierno de la Universidad Nacional del Centro del Perú.jpg
Torre Torre (Peru).jpg
Flag of Huancayo
Coat of arms of Huancayo
Coat of arms
Nickname(s): "La Ciudad Incontrastable"
(The Uncontrastable City)
Huancayo is located in Peru
Location in Peru
Coordinates: 12°4′S 75°13′W / 12°4′S 75°13′W / -12.067; -75.217
Founded1 June 1572
 • TypeMunicipal government
 • MayorAlcides Chamorro Balvin
Elevation3,259 m (10,692.26 ft)
 • Estimate (2015)[1]364,725
Time zoneUTC-5 (PET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (PET)
Area code(s)64

Huancayo (Spanish pronunciation: [waŋˈkaʝo]; in Wanka Quechua: Wankayuq [wɐŋˈkæjuː], '(place) with a (sacred) rock') is the capital of Junín Region, in the central highlands of Peru.


La Inmaculada church
La Merced church
Huancayo Cathedral
UNCP Campus

Huancayo is located in Huancayo Province, of which it is also the capital. Situated in the Mantaro Valley at an altitude of 3,271 meters, it belongs to the Quechua region. Depending on delimitation, the agglomeration has a population between 340,000 and 380,000[2] and is the fifth most populous city of the country. Huancayo is the cultural and commercial center of the whole central Peruvian Andes area. Huancayo Metropolitano is made up of seven districts that form the urban center of Junin's region. This region is considered Peru's economic and social hub.[3]

Other Languages
العربية: وانكاشو
Aymar aru: Wankayu
беларуская: Гуанкаё
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Уанкаё
български: Уанкайо
català: Huancayo
čeština: Huancayo
dansk: Huancayo
Deutsch: Huancayo
español: Huancayo
Esperanto: Huancayo (urbo)
فارسی: اوانکایو
français: Huancayo
한국어: 우앙카요
Bahasa Indonesia: Huancayo
italiano: Huancayo
ქართული: უანკაიო
Latina: Huancaium
lietuvių: Huankajus
magyar: Huancayo
македонски: Уанкајо
Na Vosa Vakaviti: Huancayo
Nederlands: Huancayo (stad)
日本語: ワンカヨ
norsk: Huancayo
polski: Huancayo
português: Huancayo
română: Huancayo
Runa Simi: Wankayu
русский: Уанкайо
Simple English: Huancayo
suomi: Huancayo
svenska: Huancayo
українська: Уанкайо
اردو: وانکایو
Volapük: Huancayo
Winaray: Huancayo
中文: 万卡约