Huancayo is one of the 5 most important cities in our country. It is located in the Mantaro Valley, which is the biggest and most beautiful valley in Peru. This city was founded during Spanish colonization and has become a focus of economic and social development for all of Peru in very little time. The principal economic activities in Huancayo include trade and agriculture.
Life in the city of Huancayo is an interesting mix of the quiet countryside and a bustling city in the midst of modernization. The city grows day by day.
Huancayo can be found in the center of the Peruvian Andes. It is the capital of the Junín region. Due to its geography, Huancayo has a climate that is cold and dry with noticeably different temperatures between day and night.
Location: The Central Andes of Peru
Altitude: 3,271 m (10,731 ft) above sea level
Population: 600,000 people
Climate: It has a typical climate of the Andes, cold and dry, with seasonal rains.
Access: Lima-Ticlio-Huancayo- 310 km (193 miles) from the Central Highway (approximately 5 hours, 30 minutes in car)