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Huancayo

Administration
Full nameSantísima Trinidad de Huancayo
Holy Trinity of Huancayo
Official nameSantísima Trinidad de Huancayo
Holy Trinity of Huancayo
CountryPeru
RegionJunin
ProvinceHuancayo
DistrictHuancayo
FoundedJune 1st, 1572
Government
TypeMunicipal government
MayorDimas Aliaga Castro
Geography
Elevation10692.26 ft (3259 m)
Demography
Total Population323054
Other information
Time zonePET (UTC-5)
- Summer (DST)PET (UTC-5)
Area code64

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Huancayo (-eswaŋˈkaʝo; in Wanka Quechua: Wankayuq -quwɐŋˈkæjuː, '(place) with a (sacred) rock') is the capital of the Junín Region, in the central highlands of Peru. It is located in Junín Province, of which it is also capital. Situated near the Mantaro Valley at an altitude of 3,271 meters, it has a population of 377,000 and is the fifth most populous city of the country. Huancayo is the cultural and commercial center of the whole central Peruvian Andes area.


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