Peru Mercury City

Huancavelica is a city, the capital of the Huancavelica region

Huancavelica
Country Name:Peru
Country Code:PE
Administrative Division:Huancavelica
Feature Name:City
Population:41,576
Location:-12.78261, -74.97266

The Mantaro River penetrates Huancavelica, Tayacaja's Peninsula. A miners guild administered the mines until 1782 from 1577. The area was the most prolific source of mercury in Spanish America. The 1648 Viceroy of Peru declared that Huancavelica and Potosí. A 1977 recording of a wedding song sung from this region by a young girl. Buses depart in the west side of the city from the terminal terrestre. Another important site is the former Santa Barbara mine about three Km.

YearHuancavelica
1564The deposits of Huancavelica were disclosed in 1564.
1570The Spanish Crown appropriated in 1570.
1572 08 5The city was established by the Viceroy of Peru Francisco on 1572 08 5.
1577A miners guild administered the mines until 1782 from 1577.
1782A miners guild administered the mines until 1782 from 1577.
1813Production stopped through 1835 from 1813.

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