Huánuco is a city in central Peru. It has a population of 75,000 as of 2007 and is the capital of the Huánuco Region and the Huánuco District. It is the seat of the diocese of Huánuco. The city of Huánuco was founded by Spanish conquistador Gómez de Alvarado in 1539, in the Inca town of Yarowilca.
In 1541, the city was moved to its current location in the Pillco Valley. It is served by the Alférez FAP David Figueroa Fernandini Airport. Huánuco has a mild semi-arid climate. The temperatures are pleasant (with warm days and cool nights) throughout the year due to its high elevation.