Plaza de Armas of Huaral

Nickname(s): "Capital de la Agricultura" (Capital of the Agriculture)
Coordinates: 11°30′S 77°12′W / 11.500°S 77.200°W / -11.500; -77.200
Country  Peru
Region Lima
Province Huaral
District Huaral
  Mayor Jaime Cirilo Uribe Ochoa
  Estimate (2015)[1] 96,468
Demonym(s) Huaralino (a)
Time zone PET (UTC-5)

Huaral is a town in central Peru, capital of the province Huaral in the region Lima.


Huaral is a geographical territory which lies north of the capital of Peru , located 78 km (48 mi) North of Lima , but starting its territory by the coast side at kilometer 56 of the North Panamerican Highway, in the middle of the "Serpentín de Pasamayo".

The territory of the city includes the coastal strip comprising all the Chancay valley to the high peaks of Vichaycocha, the source of the Chackal or Pasacmayo "Moon River".


Huaral, founded in the fourth quarter on March 21, 1551, by the Spanish, under the Real ordenaza, being Viceroy of Peru, Don Antonio de Mendoza Marques de Mondejar, as low natural seat the religious patronage of San Juan Bautista de Guaral, it is a city on the central coast of Peru.[2]


  1. Perú: Población estimada al 30 de junio y tasa de crecimiento de las ciudades capitales, por departamento, 2011 y 2015. Perú: Estimaciones y proyecciones de población total por sexo de las principales ciudades, 2012-2015 (Report). Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informática. March 2012. Retrieved 2015-06-03.
  2. History of Huaral

Coordinates: 11°30′S 77°12′W / 11.500°S 77.200°W / -11.500; -77.200

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