Huancayo


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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.
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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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