COUNTY DE CHURCAMPA
IT POINTS OUT HISTORICAL
Of the prehispanic past of Churcampa it is also little what is known, although the existent vestiges in the citadel of Torongana and other, they make see that in their environment diverse cultures were developed until the Incan one.
According to the local tradition the name of Churcampa has its origin in the visit that made Inca Capac Yupanqui to Curaca Ccamascca, to request him/her an alliance and then to request him/her its daughter's hand Ccoillor, the most beautiful in its three daughters. Before the negative of Ccoillor, the Inca offered to transform the dry lands of Ccaccacucho into a beautiful garden, watered by three crystalline sources of water that it would get off the summits of Ccuccumarca, one for each daughter. Ccamascca and their daughters didn't give credit to the offers of the Inca. However the following day to the first song of the birds, Ccamascca listened the noise taken place by a cascade of water that he/she threw of the summits of Ccuccumarca. In those moments it arrived the Inca and Curaca Ccamascca, surprised by the fact, he/she leaned very reverent before Capac Yupanqui and it expressed: Inca Apu, Churiy Ccampacc. Churcampa, according to this version, is the concise form of the Quechua words expressed by Curaca to the Inca: Churiy Ccampacc (my daughter is for you). Although according to Thumb Vidal, Churcampa in Quechua means place of rest, having been a tambo or place of rest during the Incan period, in road toward the north or south of the empire.
During the colonial time it was part of the Intendency of Huamanga and of Party of Huanta.
It enters to the republican life integrating to the department of Ayacucho up to 1839 in that it passes to be part of the county of Tayacaja of the department of Huancavelica. In 1898 the village of Churcampa becomes capital of the district of Mayocc; until in 1962, with Law Not. 14030, of February 24, the district of Churcampa is believed.
The current county of Churcampa is believed during the Architect's second government Fernando Belaúnde Terry, by means of Law Not. 24056 of January 4 of 1985. Politically this divided in nine districts, embracing a surface of 1072.39 Km2. Their capital is the city of the same name, to 190 Km of the city of Huancayo and 122 Km of the city of Huamanga. Their dear population belongs to 44300 inhabitants.
It is known as the Peninsula of Mantaro, it is located to the northeast of the department of Huancavelica.
TOURIST MAIN ATTRACTIVENESS
Churcampa this surrounded by the river Mantaro, characteristic that gives him/her an ecological, geographical, productive and cultural special conformation, appropriate for the different types of tourism, especially the rural one and the ecological one.
The Bathrooms of Coris known nationally by their miraculous ones dilute termomedicinales; the Mining Center of Coppery; the system of lagoons very near the provincial capital; their beaches in the river Mantaro; the prehispanic vestiges, as the citadel of Torongana, and colonial, as the church of Ccaranacc; and their rural beautiful towns, constitute part of the charms of the county.
The tourist that wants to visit Churcampa and to enjoy their hospitality and of the wealth of their customs and folklore, besides their natural varied wealth and landscapes, he/she can make it mediating the buses that you/they go to Ayacucho via Pampas or via Anco (parallel to the river Mantaro until Mayocc).
The main activity, generating of employment and the population's revenues, it constitutes it the agriculture and the fruticultura; besides the exploitation of the tuna and cochineal.
The agroindustry, basically of handmade and family character it constitutes it the chancaca elaboration starting from the cabuya or maguey.
The mining is represented for Coppery, Unit of DOE RUN (former Centromin Peru), located in the district of San Pedro of Coris. It is one of the mining most important units in the department, for the technological level and the volumes of copper production.
See Panoramic of Churcampa - Picture of http://www.galeon.com/peninsuladelmantaro/hvca/churcampa.html
Bathrooms of Coris - Picture of http://www.galeon.com/peninsuladelmantaro/hvca/churcampa.html
Church of Ccaranacc - Picture of http://www.galeon.com/peninsuladelmantaro/hvca/churcampa.html
Party of Checcollo - Picture of http://www.galeon.com/peninsuladelmantaro/hvca/churcampa.html
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