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Ancash Region
Region
Cordillera Blanca and Cordillera Negra in the Ancash Region
Cordillera Blanca and Cordillera Negra in the Ancash Region
Flag of Ancash Region
Flag
Official seal of Ancash Region
Seal
Peru - Ancash Department (locator map).svg
Country Peru
Subdivisions 20 provinces and 166 districts
Largest city Chimbote
Area
 • Total 35,914.41 km2 (13,866.63 sq mi)
Elevation 3,052 m (10,013 ft)
Highest elevation 6,768 m (22,205 ft)
Lowest elevation 0 m (0 ft)
Population (2017)
 • Total 1,083,519
 • Density 30.169478/km2 (78.13859/sq mi)
UBIGEO 02
Dialing code 043
ISO 3166 code PE-ANC
Poverty rate 42.6%
Percentage of Peru's GDP 2.76%
Website www.regionancash.gob.pe

Ancash (Quechua: Anqash; Spanish: Áncash; pronounced [ˈaŋkaʃ]) is a Peruvian region north of Lima. It borders the Pacific Ocean. Huaraz, its capital city and transportation hub, sits in the Callejón de Huaylas, a valley between Ancash's two mountain ranges. Cordillera Blanca, the range to the valley's east, has snow-capped peaks rising over 6,000 meters. Encompassing much of Cordillera Blanca is Huarascán National Park, home to Andean condors and jaguars.


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