Huancayo is the capital of the Junin
Region, in the central highlands of Peru. It is located in Huancayo
Province, of which it is also capital. Situated near the Mantaro Valley
at an altitude of 3,271 meters, it has a population of approximately
430,659. Huancayo is the cultural and commercial center of the whole
central Peruvian Andes area.
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The area was originally inhabited by the Wankas. At around 500, they
were incorporated into the Wari empire. Despite efforts to defend its
independence, the Wankas were eventually subdued by the Inca leader
Pachacutec in 1460 and the region was incorporated into the Inca empire.
It subsequently became a notable stopping point along the Inca Camino
After the Spanish colonization (1534), Huancayo was overshadowd by
Jauja, 18 km to the north, which the conquistador Francisco Pizarro
established as a provisional capital of Peru until Lima took over that
In 1570, the viceroy Francisco de Toledo established the site as the
center of his encomienda Gauncayo.
The town was officially established on 1 June 1572 with the title of
Santisima Trinidad de Huancayo.
During the war for independence, Huancayo was liberated on 20 November
1820. Construction on the cathedral commenced in 1831.
Today, in addition to its importance as a center of commerce, Huancayo
is known for the crafts and the many festivals of the surrounding towns.
Having rapidly expanded in recent decades, it has few remaining colonial
buildings; the cityscape is dominated by modern constructions.
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