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Ancash Peru

The Department of Ancash starts on a slightly hilly coastal strip up to Peru's highest snow –capped.

Ancash Peru

Pumapampa in Callejon de Huaylas - Ancash Peru

In the Callejon de Huaylas, dazzling Valley nestled between two mountain ranges, the White Cordillera and Black Cordillera, picturesque and peaceful cities like Recuay, Carhuas, Yungay, and Caras, while the active city of Huaraz, capital of Ancash extends. It is the urban and commercial centre of the area.
The Department settled the Chavín culture between the years 1200 and 200 BC, which left as a legacy the impressive archaeological site of Chavín de Huántar, declared Cultural patrimony of the humanity by UNESCO in 1985.

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Chavin de Huantar - Ancash Peru

Throughout the entire area can occur the spectacular snow-covered, including the Huascaran (6768 msnm), the highest peak of Peru. In addition to hot springs and spectacular lagoons as the Llanganuco, the area is ideal for practicing adventure sports such as canoeing, mountain climbing, bicycle of mountain or trekking.
The Huascarán National Park, declared Natural patrimony of the humanity by UNESCO, holds in its beautiful scenery to wildlife such as the Condor, the vicuña, deer, puma, the Andean Fox and the vizcacha.

Ancash Location

It is located north of Lima, between the Pacific Ocean and the Marañón River, is crisscrossed by the two branches of Western Cordillera of the Andes (White and Black Cordillera).

Ancash Surface

The Department of Ancash is 35 876,81 Km2

Ancash Altitude

The capital of the Department of Ancash is Huaraz, which is located at 3091 m.
The Department of Ancash, has different ecological floors which it presents a minimum altitude of 4 m in Chimbote and a maximum altitude of 3910 m in Shilla.

Ancash Population

According to the 2005 census has projected 1 154,523 inhabitants


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