Ayacucho Region

Ayacucho Region

Peru region
name = Ayacucho

imagesize = 75px
image_caption = Regional logo

president = Omar Quesada Martínez
capital = Ayacucho
largest = Ayacucho
area = 43,814.8
pop = 619 522
elevation = 2746
density = 12.6
provinces = 11 provinces and 111 districts
lowest = 1800 m (Otoca)
highest = 3645 m (Chalcos)
areacode = 66
lat = 12º7'7" S to N/A
long = 74º23'5" to 75º8'16" W
resources = Potatoes, wheat, olluco, barley, sheep and handicrafts.
poverty = 72.5%
GDPshare = 0.65%
website = [http://www.regionayacucho.gob.pe www.regionayacucho.gob.pe]
iso = AYA
ubigeo = 05

Ayacucho is a region of Peru, located in the south-central Andes of the country. Its capital is the city of Ayacucho. The region was one of the hardest hit by terrorism during the 1980s during the guerrilla war waged by Shining Path known as the internal conflict in Peru.

A referendum was held on October 30, 2005 to decide whether the region would merge with the regions of Ica and Huancavelica to form the new Ica-Ayacucho-Huancavelica Region, as part of the decentralization process in Peru. The bill failed and Ayacucho remained an independent region.

Political division

The region is divided into 11 provinces (Spanish: "provincias", singular: "provincia"), which are composed of 111 districts ("distritos", singular: "distrito").


The provinces, with their capitals in parenthesis, are:

# Cangallo (Cangallo)
# Huamanga (Ayacucho)
# Huanca Sancos (Huanca Sancos)
# Huanta (Huanta)
# La Mar (San Miguel)
# Lucanas (Puquio)
# Parinacochas (Coracora)
# Paucar del Sara Sara (Pausa)
# Sucre (Querobamba)
# Víctor Fajardo (Huancapi)
# Vilcas Huamán (Vilcas Huamán)

External links

* [http://www.regionayacucho.gob.pe Ayacucho Regional Government official website]

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