Huanta

Huanta, a town of Peru, in the department of Ayacucho, 205 m. S. E. of Lima; pop. about 5,000. It is in a very picturesque and fertile region, is well built of stone, and has a large trade in cattle, sheep, grain, fruit, coca, dragon's blood, cinnamon, honey, etc.

Huaraz

Huaraz, an inland city of Peru, capital of the department of Ancachs, and of a district of its own name, 192 m. N. N". W. of Lima; pop. about 6,000. It is situated in the valley of Huaraz, one of the most fertile in the republic, and derives its importance from the large quantities of wheat and other grains, sugar, fruit, and cattle which it exports. "Wood is here extremely scarce, and in its stead a species of peat called champa is used for fuel. The mineral productions, including gold, silver, and copper, are of considerable value. A railway is in course of construction (1874) from Huaraz to Chimbote, 172 m.

Huastecas

See Quetzalcoatl.

Hubbard Hinde Kavanaugh

Hubbard Hinde Kavanaugh, an American bishop, born in Clark co., Ky., Jan. 14, 1802. At the age of 15 he was apprenticed to a printer, was licensed as a local preacher of the Methodist church in 1822, and printed a secular journal at Augusta, Ky. He joined the Kentucky annual conference in 1823, and was employed on very extensive and laborious circuits, riding on horseback 200 miles, and preaching at 25 regular appointments, every 28 days. After five years given to this circuit service, he was engaged from 1828 to 1848 in the pastorate, in the superintending of public instruction, and in college agencies. In 1854, at the general conference of the Methodist Episcopal church south, he was elected bishop, which office he continued to hold in 1874.

Huckleberry

See Whortleberry.

Huddersfield

Huddersfield, a market town and parliamentary borough of England, in the West riding of Yorkshire, on the Colne, 35 m. S. W. of York, and 204 m. by railway N. N. W. of London; pop. in 1871, of the borough, 70,253, of the town, 38,658. There are in the town 34 places of worship, of which 9 belong to the established church, 5 to the Congregationalists, and 14 to the Methodists. There are two colleges, a philosophical hall, and a mechanics' institute. It is connected by canals with the Mersey and the Humber. It is one of the chief seats of the woollen manufacture in England, of which nearly every variety is produced. It has an extensive cloth hall, where a fair is held each Tuesday attended by upward of 600 manufacturers. There are also cotton mills, breweries, chemical works, and dye houses.

Hudson Bay Territory

See Northwest Territories.

Hudson Strait

Hudson Strait, in British North America, connects Hudson bay with the ocean and Davis strait, between lat. 60° and 64° N., and Ion. 65° and 77° W. Its length is 450 m., its average breadth 100 m., and its least breadth 60 m.

Huerfano

Huerfano, a S. county of Colorado, drained by a river of the same name; area, about 2,000 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 2,250. The surface is generally mountainous. The land along the Huerfano and its branches is fertile, and Indian corn grows well, but stock raising is the chief industry. Some gold and silver is found in the mountains. The Denver and Rio Grande railroad traverses the county. The chief productions in 1870 were 5,597 bushels of wheat, 13,080 of Indian corn, 2,170 of oats, and 37,779 lbs. of wool. There were 281 horses, 1,987 milch cows, 2,349 other cattle, 30,704 sheep, and 413 swine. Capital, Badito.