For the Province of the Ancash Region in Peru, see Carhuaz Province
Carhuaz is a city in the Ancash Region, Peru. It is located at 34 km from Huaraz, around , at 2688 msnm. Its temperature average is from 12 to 14 degrees Celsius. Near this city, the hot springs of Monterrey and the airport of Anta are located.
The streets of the city of Carhuaz, capital of the province of Carhuaz which was created by law 7951 of December 14, 1934, are similar to those of the other cities of the Callejon de Huaylas. Its name derives from cca huash, which means yellow, that is to say, the color of the retama flowers (broom flowers) that covers the hills that are contiguous to the city.
From its main square, the snow-capped mountain Hualcan (6126 m) is discerned. This mountain is known as the second Huascaran. The city keeps on having still an Hispanic and colonial style, keeping its old casonas.
The zone, located in the right margin of the Santa river, has a moderate and agreeable climate. It also has abundant agricultural products, especially fragrant fruits. In the surroundings, there are propitious places for hunting deer, partridges and vizcachas, as well as for fishing trouts.
At 8 km to the south of Carhuaz is located the population of Marcara, from where a road of 4 km departs. This road leads to the mineral-medicinal fountains of Chancos, which curative virtues have deserved the epithet of <>. Other hot springs are the ones from La Merced and La Providencia.
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