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Huaraz

Administration
Full nameHuaraz
Official nameHuaraz
Other nameWaras
MottoLa muy noble y generosa ciudad
CountryPeru
RegionAncash
ProvinceHuaraz
Founded20 January 1574
Government
TypeDemocracy
MayorVladimir Meza Altamirano.
Geography
Total Area142.8 sq mi (370.03 km2)
Elevation10013.1 ft (3052 m)
Demography
Total Population120000 (2007 calculation)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Other information
Time zonePET (UTC-5)
- Summer (DST)PET (UTC-5)
Area code43

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Huaraz (-eswaˈɾaθ or -eswaˈɾas) is a city in Peru. It is the capital of the Departmento de Ancash (State of Ancash) and the seat of government of the Provincia de Huaraz (Province of Huaraz). The urban agglomerations population is distributed over the districts of Huaraz and Independencia. It was estimated in 2007 to exceed 120,000. Huaraz is headquarters of the province's Roman Catholic Bishop and the site of his official cathedral.


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