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Ayacucho is a department and region of Peru, located in the south-central Andes of the country. Its capital is the city of Ayacucho. The region was one of the hardest hit in the 1980s during the guerrilla war waged by Shining Path known as the internal conflict in Peru.

FoundedApril 25, 1822
Area43,815 km²
Elevation2,746 m
Population616,176 (2017)
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