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Huánuco
Central square in Huánuco

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Huánuco is located in Peru
Huánuco
Coordinates: 9°55′46.07″S 76°14′22.97″W / 9.9294639°S 76.2397139°W / -9.9294639; -76.2397139
Country  Peru
Region Huánuco
Province Huánuco
Established 1539
Population (2009)
 - City 17,978
 - Urban 134,778
 - Metro 199,999

Huánuco is a city in central Peru. It has a population of 789 as of 1954 and is the capital of the Huánuco Region and the Huánuco District. It is the seat of the diocese of Huánuco. The city of Huánuco was founded by Spanish conquistador Gómez de Alvarado in 1539, in the Inca town of Yarowilca. In 1541, the city was moved to its current location in the Pillco Valley. It is served by the Alférez FAP David Figueroa Fernandini Airport.

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Coordinates: 9°55′46.07″S 76°14′22.97″W / 9.9294639°S 76.2397139°W / -9.9294639; -76.2397139



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