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HUÁNUCO

It was founded on August 15, 1539 under the name of the noble and loyal city of the Knights of Leon de Huanuco, the Spanish commander Gomez de Alvarado y Contreras, on the plains of Huanuco Viejo, old Yarowilca region, which was transferred to the Huallaga valley by Captain Pedro Barroso, due to continued army attacks commanded by Illa Yarowilca Tupac. Huanuco had significant involvement in the war of independence and war with Chile. In Huanuco, multiple battalions were organized and Montoneros guerrillas who fought the Chilean Campaign Brena, the most prominent of these bodies of guerrillas were commanded by Colonel Leoncio Prado.

Huanuco is located at 1800 meters above sea level in the valley formed by the Huallaga river. It is in the temperate or yunga of the eastern slopes of the central Andes. The height of Huanuco regional territory between 250 and 6,632 meters of altitude, with the lower altitude villages and Yuyapichis Tournavista (capital district of the same name, in the Province of Puerto Inca), while the people of Yarumayo (capital Yarumayo district, province of Huanuco), located at 4,100 meters altitude.

With an average temperature of 24 ° C, called by locals and visitors as the "City of the world's best climate" or "City of Eternal Spring", is so nice and mild climate the sun shines all year, a clear sky and deep blue. The lowest temperature is in winter, ie in the months of July and August (21 ° C during the day and 17 ° C at night) and the highest temperature is in the spring, in the months of November and December (30 ° C during the day). Crossing the mighty city and the river Huallaga river with its clear waters Higueras, whose journey you can see beautiful landscapes of varied vegetation. The weather being dry and sunny is very beneficial for people suffering from asthma.

 
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