Huancavelica is a city in Peru.
It is the capital of the Huancavelica region and according to the 2007 census
had a population of 40,004 people (41,334 in the metropolitan area). The city
was established on August 5, 1572 by the Viceroy of Peru Francisco de Toledo.
Indigenous peoples represent a major percentage of the population. It has an
approximate altitude of 3,660 meters; the climate is cold and dry between the
months of February and August with a rainy season between September and
January. It is