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The Department of Cajamarca is characterized by gentle slopes and a height is relatively low in comparison with the rest of the Peruvian Andes. The territory is made up of numerous valleys and gorges.
The city of Cajamarca brings together three ingredients that make it an unforgettable destination: a magnificent colonial architecture, beautiful landscapes and a rich history, because it was the scene of an important episode in the history of the continent. Here, the conquer Francisco Pizarro captured the Inca Atahualpa, who, despite complying with the agreed ransom, was killed. Since then the conquerors laid out the city in the Spanish style and today preserved colonial buildings such as the Cathedral, the churches of San Francisco, Bethlehem and the Recoleta district, as well as houses and monuments.
Can perform numerous excursions: to the Inca Baths, thermo medicinal water where the Inca used to go after long journeys; the Ventanillas de Otuzco, necropolis carved on a wall of volcanic rock; Cumbemayo, shows of hydraulic engineering pre-Incan still in operation, located in a stunning natural setting; the former hacienda La Colpa, where the cows go to be milked to be called by name; Kuntur Wasi, centro ceremonial dating back to the year 1100 BC and in whose Museum is possible to view many objects made with the oldest worked gold in America, and the Porcon Farm, crop and livestock cooperative, surrounded by a vast pine forest ideal to spend a day field, visit its small zoo with vicuñas, deer, ocelot, monkeys and eagles, buy dairy products or simply enjoy the scenery.
This region is located in the Northern Sierra of Peru, Ecuador border, between Parallels 4 2° 30' and 7 2° 30' South latitude and 77,47 2° and 79,20 degrees of longitude West.
Cajamarca has 33 317, 54 km2
The capital of the Department of Cajamarca is the city of Cajamarca, which is located at 2720 m.
In the Department we can find Nanchoc 400 m which is the point of minimum altitude in the Department, while Hualgayoc is the highest point with 3590 m above sea level.
According to the 2005 census has projected 1 550,132 inhabitants.
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