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Huancayo

(wänkī`ō), city (1993 pop. 97,391), alt. 10,731 ft (3,721 m), capital of Huancayn prov. and Junín dept., S central Peru. One of Peru's major commercial and agricultural centers, it markets and ships the wheat, corn, potatoes, and barley grown in the surrounding area. Silver and copper are mined in the region. The city has a church dating from 1617.

Huancayo

 

a city in Peru, capital of Junin Department. Situated in the mountains, on the Mantaro River, at an elevation of 3,260 m. Population, 115,700 (1972). Huancayo, which has rail and highway connections with Lima, is the commercial center of an agricultural region. It has food-processing and textile industries. Gold is mined nearby.

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The goal was "not only to knock on Ira Rennert's door, but to touch his heart, to offer him the opportunity for an ecological conversion, a conversion of social responsibility," Archbishop Pedro Barreto of the Catholic diocese of Huancayo, Peru, said before the trip.
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As 'fruit of the earth,' the bread and the wine represent the creation which is entrusted to us by our Creator," said Archbishop Pedro Ricardo Barreto Jimeno of Huancayo, Peru, on Oct.
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Intervention by Archbishop Pedro Ricardo Barreto Jimeno of Huancayo, Peru, at the bishops synod on the Eucharist in Rome