Huaral Province

Huaral
Province
Coat of arms of Huaral
Coat of arms
Location of Huaral in the Lima Region
Location of Huaral in the Lima Region
CountryPeru
RegionLima
FoundedMay 11, 1976
CapitalHuaral
Government
 • MayorJaime Uribe Ochoa
(2007-10)
Area
 • Total3,655.7 km2 (1,411.5 sq mi)
Population
 • Total160,894
 • Density44/km2 (110/sq mi)
UBIGEO1506
Websitewww.munihuaral.gob.pe

The Huaral Province is one of the nine provinces in the Lima Region of Peru. It was created by Law No. 21488 on May 11, 1976 by president Francisco Morales Bermúdez out of eight districts of the Canta Province and four of the Huaura Province.[1] Geographically, its territory extends around the valley of the Chancay River from the mountainous frontier of the Pasco Region and Junín Region up to the Pacific Ocean.[2]

Geography

The Puwaq Hanka mountain range traverses the province. Some of the highest peaks of the province are listed below:[3]

  • Allqay
  • Anta Chuku
  • Anta Qullpa
  • Asul Urqu
  • Asulqucha
  • Chunta
  • Chunta Pata
  • Janq'u Q'awa
  • Kuntur Wank'a
  • Kusuruqucha
  • Llank'i
  • Mina Wayllay
  • Misapata
  • Miyu
  • Mut'i
  • Parqash
  • Pataqucha
  • Pinkuylluyuq
  • Pirwa Hirka
  • Puka Qaqa
  • Pumaqucha
  • Purum Marka
  • Puwaq Hanka
  • Quncha
  • Qharmin
  • Q'ara Suqu
  • Tunshuq
  • Turmanya
  • Uqshapata
  • Wamanripa
  • Wamp'u Qalla
  • Wanaku Punta
  • Wank'a Hankalla Qullqa
  • Waqramarka
  • Waru Kancha
  • Wayllay
  • Yaku Pampa
  • Yana Kancha
  • Yana Qaqa
  • Yana Uqa Punta
  • Yana Uqhu
  • Yana Uqsha
  • Yanaqucha
  • Yunkan
  • Yuraq Wank'a
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