Coracora is a town in
Central Peru, capital of
the province Parinacochas in
the region Ayacucho.
Coracora is derived from the Quechua
which means abundant bushes or place with a lot
of grass, referring to a humid place or old swamp.
It is located 800 km from the city of Lima, at an altitude
between 3,150 and 3,350 meters above sea level, in what is known as
the Quechua ecological region.
Dry and something cold. The days are usually something mild between
+12 and +18 °C and at nights between -5 and 5 °C. The winter season
is manifested between June and September with frequent frosts, and
the temperate and very rainy summer between December and
Been founded by the Spanish conquerors toward the XVII century,
probably on an Amerindian Andean poblamiento, soon a population of
important European origin, will developed in what was the road
between Lima and Cuzco. It proves of they are it old such colonial
constructions as the beautiful local church of Baroque and
Renaissance style, built in white ashlars.
Nevertheless, it was in the XIX century and it leaves of the XX one
that Coracora becomes one of the flourishing cities of the Peruvian
south mountain, thanks to the export cattle raising that could
gather an important number of local managers and European
Toward the decade of 1940, Coracora reached a not very common
cultural and economic peak for a small city mountain Peruvian, this
prosperity began to vary in the decade of 1980 in direct
relationship with the social violence of those years in the whole
At the moment it has recovered their character of center cattleman,
commercial and tourist with important improvements in access roads,
infrastructure and services.
- Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informática. Banco de
Información Digital, Retrieved June 10, 2008