Huánuco Peru
Ruben Alva Ochoa
Regional Director of Agriculture
Regional Manager of Natural Resources and Environmental Management

Huánuco is located in the central part of the country, it contains the three mountain ranges of the northern Andes of Peru and extends to the Ucayali River.  The region is home to vast swaths of forests in the Amazon Basin. Its boundaries are:
- to the North: with the departments of La Libertad, San Martín, Loreto and Ucayali.
- to the South: with the Pasco department.
- to the East: with the Ucayali department.
to the West: with the Ancash and Lima departments

The region is divided into 11 provinces and 77 districts.  

The departmental territorial surface of 36,848.85 Km², represents 2.87% of the national territory, in which seven of the eight Natural Regions can be found (except for the Chala region). If we refer to the three natural regions: covered in 64.06% of mountains, 23.84% of hills, 2.77% of piedmont and 8.33% of plains. The territory of the department has been widely dissected (sunken, deepened) by orogenic processes closely related to the Andean uprising, so Huánuco contains in its interior the three mountain ranges of the northern Andes of Peru; the western, the central and the oriental. These chains have originated as much by the Andean uprising as by the carving that in millions of years have made the Marañón, Huallaga and Pachitea rivers, rivers that run almost parallel from south to north and that help to shape the Huanuco territory, generating three large spatial assemblies: the Marañón basin, the Huallaga basin and the Pachitea basin.


Summary

37,021km²
44.0%
-10.6%
2012 - 2013

Demographics

860,537
2.8%
Type% 
Rural0.61
Urban0.39
Group% 
Amarakaeri--
Matsiguenga--
Ese'eja--
Piro--
Shipibo Konibo--
Other--

Economy

PEN5.17 M
USD2,429
Type% 
Services45.60
Agriculture18.10
Industry17.40
Mining9.20
Forestry0.00
0.375
Cocoa (grain, powder, butter, liquor and cover), fresh flowers, tara, marine engine for caterpillar, herbicides, decorative items (butterflies dissected), precious stones (pink opal), coffee (green beans), and mineral concentrates (copper, silver, lead, zinc)

Forest Status

18,395km²
16,300km²
Typekm² 
Other Land Uses11,237
Non-Forested Areas11,226
Mountain Forests10,129
Hill Forests3,218
Terrace Forests1,417
Waterways386
Flooded Forests17
2,095km²
108M MtC
Typekm² 
No forest management category / Other holding categories3,568
Forestry concessions2,764
National Protected Natural Areas1,634
Native titled communities1,594
Private Conservation Areas132
Areas of Regional Conservation--
Concessions for conservation--
Regional areas for conservation and recovery purposes (ZOCRES)--

Sources

1. (JNE, 2014) link
2. (INEI, 2016) link
3. (BCRP, 2016) link
4. (INEI, 2016) link
5. INEI, Peru , 2015
6. (PNUD-Perú, S/F) link
7. (PROMPERÚ, S/F) link
8. (MINAM, 2016) link
9.
Fuente:Gobierno Regional   de Huánuco (2015)
10. (MINAM, 2016) link
11. (MINAM, 2016) link